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Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation

2013 CALENDAR


WHO CAN HELP? ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU FEDERATION

Reach these numbers by dialing 501-228- then the four-digit extension. ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS 1265 1238 1280 1298 1470 1293 1413 1415 1580, 0 1569 1200 1340

Ewell Welch, Executive Vice President Warren Carter, Vice President of Public Policy; Director of Commodity & Regulatory Affairs Roberta Patrick, Corporate Secretary Gary Keathley, Vice President of Operations MaLeta Stephens, Associate Director, Administrative Services Don Mickel, IS Coordinator/Software Engineer Roxanne Harrington, Computer Support Specialist Michelle Martin, Senior Network Server Administrator Nancy Martin, Telephone Services Representative Myra Moix, Administrative Services Assistant Eugene Udell, Facilities Manager Vincent Marchese, Maintenance Assistant

COMMODITY & REGULATORY AFFAIRS

1211 Travis Justice, Associate Director, Commodity and Regulatory Affairs; Senior Economist; Beef Cattle Division Coordinator; Equine Division Coordinator; Arkansas Beef Council Administrator 1297 Matt King, Economist; Wheat and Feed Grain Division Coordinator; Forestry Division Coordinator; Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board Administrator; Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Board Administrator 1856 Bruce Tencleve, Poultry Division Coordinator; Dairy Division Coordinator; Horticulture Division Coordinator 1222 Donette Stump, Promotion Coordinator, Arkansas Beef Council 1272 Leslie Terrell, Senior Commodity and Regulatory Affairs Assistant 1330 Gene Martin, Senior Market Analyst; Cotton Division Coordinator; Aquaculture Division Coordinator; Arkansas Catfish Promotion Board Administrator 1268 Brandy Carroll, Market Analyst; Soybean Division Coordinator; Rice Division Coordinator; Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Administrator; Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board Administrator 1335 Evan Teague, Environmental Specialist; Swine Division Coordinator 1300 Amber Martin, Commodity and Regulatory Affairs Assistant

FINANCE 1514 1355 1423 1329 1301 1589 1320 1240

Mike Solomon, Director, Finance Leigh Pruss, Finance Manager Felicia Racey, Finance Staff Assistant Denise Fox, Accounting Coordinator Rae Miller, Accounting Assistant Rileyetta Miller, Accounting Assistant Diane Szabad, Accounting Assistant Lisa England, Accounting Assistant

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS 1245 1564

Rodney Baker, Director, Governmental Affairs Stanley Hill, Associate Director, Governmental Affairs, State

1305 1842 1324 1510 1229

Catrinia Rojas, Governmental Affairs Assistant Jeffery Hall, Associate Director, Governmental Affairs, National Michelle Kitchens, Legislative Research Coordinator Beau Bishop, Local Affairs & Rural Development Coordinator Teresa Smith, Senior Governmental Affairs Assistant

ORGANIZATION & MEMBER PROGRAMS 1246 1247 1843 1301 1333 1217 1204 1266 1219 1237 1269 1275 1493 1375 1306

Chuck Tucker, Director, Organization and Member Programs Harry Willems, Associate Director, Organization and Member Programs Jody Urquhart, Area Coordinator, O&MP, NC Steven Stroh, Area Coordinator, O&MP, SE Dustin Hill, Area Coordinator, O&MP, SW Justin Reynolds, Area Coordinator, O&MP, SC Jeremy Wesson, Area Coordinator, O&MP, NE Steve Hignight, Area Coordinator, O&MP, NW Andy Guffey, Education and Ag in the Classroom Coordinator Matt Jackson, Assistant Coordinator of Education Jennifer Victory, Rural Health Programs Coordinator Rhonda Whitley, Organization and Member Programs/Safety Assistant Amanda Williams, Safety Coordinator Jason Kaufman, Safety Coordinator Autumn Wood, Organization and Member Programs/ Special Programs Assistant

PUBLIC RELATIONS 1383 1274 1512 1535 1282 1236 1394 1848 1521 1457 1896

Steve Eddington, Director, Public Relations Keith Sutton, Public Relations Field Coordinator Ken Moore, News Services Coordinator Robert Potter, Video and Electronic Media Coordinator Gregg Patterson, Communications Coordinator Chris Wilson, Graphic Design/Editorial Coordinator Brenda Gregory, Senior Public Relations Assistant Mike Troutman, Graphic Support Coordinator Vicki Benson, Graphic Support Assistant Hugh Holland, Graphic Support Assistant Leslie Poe, Graphic Support Specialist

MAILING ADDRESS

Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation Farm Bureau Center P. O. Box 31 Little Rock, AR 72203-0031

STREET ADDRESS

Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation Farm Bureau Center 10720 Kanis Road Little Rock, AR 72211-3825


2013


January 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

1

2

8

9

FB Offices Closed for New Year’s Holiday New Years Day

6

7

2013 Corn & Grain Sorghum Producer Conference at the ASU Alumni Center in Jonesboro

13

14

15

16

Arkansas’ 89th General Assembly Convenes

AFBF Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

20

21

22

23

29

30

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

27

28

ArFB Winter Commodity Division Meetings

in North Little Rock


January 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

3

4

5

10

11

12

17

18

19

24

25

26

2013 Corn & Grain Sorghum Producer Conference

at the Dumas Community Center

31


February 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

3

4

5

6

10

11

12

13

Farmers’ Day at the Legislature in Little Rock

AFBF Joint Leadership Conference

17

in Jonesboro

Mardi Gras Lincoln’s Birthday

18

ASU Agribusiness Conference

Ash Wednesday

19

20

26

27

Food Check-Out Week President’s Day Washington’s Birthday

24

25


February 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

1

2

Groundhog Day

7

8

9

AFBF Joint Leadership Conference in Phoenix

14

15

16

22

23

Valentine’s Day

21

State YF&R Conference in Little Rock

Food Check-Out Week Collegiate FB Conference

28


March 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

3

4

5

6

10

11

12

13

18

19

20

Daylight Savings Starts

17

St. Patrick’s Day

24 31 31 Easter

First Day of Spring

25

26

27


March 2013 Thursday

Friday

7

Saturday

Notes

1

2

8

9

Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Luncheon

State Women’s Conference in Little Rock

14

15

16

21

22

23

28

29

30

FB Offices Closed for Easter Holiday Good Friday


April 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

1

2

3

7

8

9

10

14

15

16

17

21

22

23

24

April Fool’s Day

Earth Day

28

Administrative Professional’s Day

29

30


April 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

4

5

6

11

12

13

18

19

20

25

26

27


May 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

1

May Day

5

6

7

8

12

13

14

15

19

20

21

22

26

27

28

29

Cinco de Mayo National Day of Prayer

Mother’s Day

FB Offices Closed for Memorial Day Memorial Day


May 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

2

3

4

9

10

11

16

17

18

Armed Forces Day

23

24

30

31

25


June 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

2

Wednesday

3

4

5

National Leadership Forum in Searcy

9

10

11

12

16

17

18

19

Teen Challenge at 4-H Center in Ferndale

Father’s Day

23 30

24

25

26


June 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

6

Notes

1

7

8

14

15

21

22

National Leadership Forum

13

Flag Day

20 Teen Challenge

27

First Day of Summer

28

29


July 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

1

2

3

7

8

9

10

14

15

16

17

21

22

23

24

30

31

Officers & Leaders Conference in Hot Springs

28

29


July 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

4

5

6

11

12

13

18

19

20

25

26

27

FB Offices Closed for Independence Day Holiday Independence Day


August 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

4

5

6

7

11

12

13

14

18

19

20

21

25

26

27

28


August 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

1

2

3

8

9

10

15

16

17

22

23

24

29

30

31


September 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

1

Wednesday

2

3

4

9

10

11

FB Offices Closed for Labor Day Day Holiday Labor Day

8

Grandparent’s Day

Patriot’s Day

15

16

17

18

22

23

24

25

30

First Day of Autumn

29


September 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

5

6

7

12

13

14

19

20

21

26

27

28


October 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

1

2

6

7

8

9

13

14

15

16

Arkansas State Fair Columbus Day

20

National Boss Day

21

22

Deadline for Submitting Resolutions to ArFB

Arkansas State Fair

27

23

28

29

30


October 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

3

4

5

10

11

12

Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock

17

18

19

Arkansas State Fair

Halloween

24

25

31

26


November 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

3

Wednesday

4

5

6 State Resolutions Committee Meeting

Daylight Savings Ends

10

11

12

13

17

18

19

20

24

25

26

27

Veteran’s Day


November 2013 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Notes

1

2

7

8

9

14

15

16

21

22

23

28

29

30

State Resolutions Committee Meeting

How to Win an Election Seminar

FB Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Thanksgiving

FB Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


December 2013 Sunday

Monday

1

Tuesday

Wednesday

2

3

4 ArFB 79th Annual Meeting in Little Rock

8

9

10

11

15

16

17

18

22

23

24

25

29

FB Offices Closed for Christmas Holiday

FB Offices Closed for Christmas Holiday

Christmas Eve

Christmas

30

31

New Year’s Eve


December 2013 Thursday

Friday

5

Saturday

Notes

6

7

ArFB 79th Annual Meeting in Little Rock Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

12

13

14

19

20

21

First Day of Winter

26

27

28


Notes 2013


List of FB Events 2013 JANUARY 13–16 30

FEBRUARY 7–11 12

AFBF Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Winter Commodity Division Meetings in North Little Rock

AFBF Joint Leadership Conference in Phoenix Farmers’ Day at the Legislature in Little Rock

17–23 Food Check-Out Week 22–23 State YF&R Conference in Little Rock

Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference

MARCH 8–9

ArFB Statewide Women’s Conference in Little Rock

JUNE 2–7 17–20 _____

National Leadership Forum in Searcy Teen Challenge Camp in Ferndale Summer Commodity Division Meetings

Rice ________ Soybeans ________ Aquaculture ________ Horticulture ________

Wheat & Feed Grains ________ Poultry ________ Dairy ________ Swine ________ Beef ________ Cotton ________

JULY 22–23 _____

Officers & Leaders Conference in Springdale Policy Development Kick-Off Meeting

OCTOBER 11–20 _____ 25

Arkansas State Fair Gold Star Deadline Deadline to Submit Resolutions

NOVEMBER 6-7 State Resolutions Committee Meeting 14–15 How to Win an Election Seminar

DECEMBER 4-6

ArFB’s 79th Annual Meeting in Little Rock


2014


2013 ArFB BOARD OF DIRECTORS The ARFB Board of Directors has no less than 14 members, but the actual number can vary. The board’s directors are elected by the voting delegates of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation at their annual meeting. For the purpose of electing directors, the Federation is divided into seven districts made up of each County Farm Bureau. The elected Board of Directors then nominates persons for the offices of President and Vice President which are then voted on by the voting delegates. The Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Vice President are elected by the Directors from within the group.

OFFICERS Randy Veach, President, Manila Rich Hillman, Vice President, Carlisle Tom Jones, Secretary/Treasurer, Pottsville Richard Armstrong, Ozark Troy Buck, Alpine Jon Carroll, Moro Joe Christian, Jonesboro Terry Dabbs, Stuttgart Mike Freeze, England Bruce Jackson, Lockesburg Johnny Loftin, El Dorado Janice Marsh, McCrory, ex officio Gene Pharr, Lincoln Rusty Smith, Des Arc Allen Stewart, Mena Mike Sullivan, Burdette Leo Sutterfield, Mountain View Brian & Elizabeth Walker, Horatio, ex officio

2013 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION U.S. SENATE The Honorable Mark Pryor U.S. Senator www.pryor.senate.gov

The Honorable John Boozman U.S. Senator www.boozman.senate.gov

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The Honorable Rick Crawford U.S. Representative, First Congressional District

The Honorable Tim Griffin U.S. Representative, Second Congressional District

The Honorable Steve Womack U.S. Representative, Third Congressional District

The Honorable Tom Cotton U.S. Representative, Fourth Congressional District

www.house.gov/crawford

www.house.gov/womack

www.house.gov/griffin

www.house.gov/cotton


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