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NOTE: Please retype this release filling in the appropriate blanks without underlining. ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU P.O. Box 31, Little Rock 72203 ___(date)____, 2013

For immediate release The __________s of ___________are selected _______ County’s 2013 Farm Family of the Year ___(town)____ — The __(name)___ family of the __(name)___ Community has been chosen __(name)___ County’s Farm Family of the Year for 2013, representatives of __(name)___ County Farm Bureau and ____(organization)____ have announced. The organizations are chief sponsors of the program in __(name)___ County. _____(name)_____ and _____(name)______ raise ___(crop)____, ___(crop)____ and ___(crop)____ on _(no.)_ acres that have been in their family for _(no.)_ years. They also produce ___(crop)____ and ___(crop)____, and ____(name)_____ works off farm as a _______(job)_______ in ____(town)______ to supplement the family income. As the __(name)___ County Farm Family of the Year, the __(name)___ family will join 74 other county farm families in vying for district and state recognition as the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. The Arkansas Farm Family of the Year will be announced December 12 at a banquet at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock. First established in 1947, Arkansas’ Farm Family of the Year program is the longest running effort of its kind in the nation. The program sponsors are Arkansas Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas, Farm Credit Midsouth, ACA, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, with the cooperation of the program partners Arkansas Press Association, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, USDA Rural Development, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Arkansas Department of Workforce Education and the Arkansas Agriculture Department. ___( name)____ County Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than _(no.)_ families throughout ___(name)____ County working to improve farm and rural life.

______(name)_______ ____(phone no.)_____ __(e-mail address if applicable)_____