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 In Farm Bureau Freeze inducted into Hall of Fame Arkansas Farm Bureau state board member Mike Freeze of Keo has been inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame. In addition to his work as a Farm Bureau leader, Freeze has been a fisheries biologist, an Arkansas Game and Fish commissioner, a partner in one of the nation’s major aquaculture Freeze operations (Keo Fish Farms) and president of the National Aquaculture Association. The Outdoor Hall of Fame began in 1992 as a project of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation to recognize Arkansans’ achievements in outdoor fields. My American Farm app The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a tablet Cross County farmer Mike Wood (left) hosted National Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller (right) on Aug. 28 at his rice and soybean farm near Cherry Valley. Weller spent three days touring Arkansas projects that are part of the federal agency’s Mississippi River Basin Initiative. Wood’s farm is one of six Arkansas Discovery Farms, where water-quality research is being conducted to determine the effectiveness of conservation practices at each site. app modeled after the popular agricultural game site, “My American Farm.” The app is now available for free download on iTunes and Google Play. The app features five games from My American Farm: In My Barn, My Little Ag Me, Equipment Engineer, Farmer’s Market Challenge and Ag Across America. App users are rewarded with a virtual sticker after successfully completing each game. Stickers can be dragged and dropped Jeffery Hall (left), ArFB’s associate director of governmental affairs, spoke on immigration reform in Arkansas during an Aug. 28 program at the Clinton School of Public Service. Hall discussed ArFB policy related to immigration and noted, “We’re closer than we have been in the past decade to passing meaningful immigration reform.” KEITH SUTTON photo onto a virtual passport, allowing users to track their progress. New resources also have been developed to provide guidance for using the app in a traditional or non-traditional setting. A formal lesson plan for classroom instruction, as well as tips and tricks for suggested integration in a variety of settings are available at games. For additional information, email STEVE EDDINGTON photo A Publication of Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation September 13, 2013 • Vol. 16, No. 18

Farm Bureau Press - September 13, 2013

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