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 In Farm Bureau President’s Leadership Council Oct. 31 is the deadline for receipt of President’s Leadership Council applications in the Little Rock office of Arkansas Farm Bureau. The council is a developmental program for men and women ages 25-45 who stand out from their peers and have a desire to grow and strengthen their leadership skills. Those accepted into the program — no more than 20 individuals — will attend three two-day seminars designed to broaden their knowledge of Farm Bureau and enhance their leadership abilities. The dates for those 2014 sessions have now been set for Feb. 28-March 1, May 30-31 and Aug. 22-23. All expenses, including travel, will be covered by ArFB. Applications are available at each county Farm Bureau office. New $1,000 truck incentive Effective immediately and continuing through April 1, Chevrolet and GMC are offering Arkansas Farm Bureau mem- On Sept. 11 and 12, three judges visited the farms of this year’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award finalists: poultry and cattle farmers Chris and Alechia Meador of Green Forest (pictured here); row-crop farmers Kris and Meredith Baker of Sherrill; and dairy operators Scott and Cassie Davis of Prairie Grove. The winning couple will be announced at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual convention on Dec. 5 in Little Rock. bers an additional $1,000 incentive on the acquisition of any new 2013 or 2014 regular cab, heavy duty (2500/3500 series) truck. This is in addition to the standard $500 Farm Bureau incentive, which brings the total Farm Bureau incentive on Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra HD models to $1,500. The $1,500 Farm Bureau discount can be added to Chevrolet and GMC retail and Business Choice incentives that are availOn Sept. 11, L.D. Brantley Jr. (left) of England, a longtime member of Lonoke Co. FB, was filmed on his rice farm near England by a crew from Mindful Media Productions in Little Rock. The resulting video program will be used as part of a new Farm Bureau training video that will soon be released. KEITH SUTTON photo able at time of purchase. “The end of one year and the beginning of the next is when farmers, ranchers and other business owners are managing their taxes,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman. “The timing of new equipment purchases, including trucks, can be an important tool in an effective tax management strategy.” Arkansas Farm Bureau members are eligible for the added discount if they have KEITH SUTTON photo A Publication of Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation September 27, 2013 • Vol. 16, No. 19

Farm Bureau Press - September 27, 2013

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