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Youngs Named Washington County Farm Family of the Year

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

ELKINS -- Mike Young said farming is in his family's blood.

AT A GLANCE

Farm Family Of The Year

The Mike and Teresa Young family of rural Elkins are this year’s Washington County Farm Family of the Year and have a chance to be named Arkansas Farm Family of the Year on Dec. 11 in Little Rock.

Steve Eddington, spokesman for Arkansas Farm Bureau, said the state is divided in seven divisions and each divisional winner will compete for the state title.

The Northwest division includes Washington, Benton, Madison, Carroll, Sebastian, Crawford, Boone, Newton, Johnson and Franklin counties.

Benton County will announce it’s Farm Family of the Year on July 15 and the divisional winners will be named sometime next month.

Arkansas Farm Bureau, the Arkansas Press Association, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, AgHeritage FCS, Farm Credit of Western Arkansas and Farm Credit Midsouth are sponsors of the annual recognition program.

Additional program support is provided by the Arkansas Department of Career Education; the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture; and USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development.

Source: Staff Report

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