LITTLE ROCK — Amanda Williams has been named Education & Foundation Coordinator for the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Williams previously served as Safety Coordinator at Arkansas Farm Bureau for the past six years.
In her new role, Williams will primarily be responsible for educational activities, scheduling and conducting programs under the Director of Education and Outreach and for assisting with all work in the Ag in the Classroom program, which is offered to the 76 country Farm Bureaus, schools and other organizations. She will also be responsible for coordinating the daily activities of the new Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation.
Launched earlier this year, the Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising arm dedicated to supporting agriculture education, research, disaster relief and potential litigation.
Williams will work within Farm Bureau to grow the foundation and develop and implement fundraising activities. She will also work to ensure legal compliance, evaluate grant applications, prepare reports on Foundation efforts for the Arkansas Farm Bureau board, work to advertise and promote the Foundation and help develop new sources of capital.
“We’re excited for Amanda to take on this new challenge,” said Warren Carter, executive vice president for ARFB. “She has proven to be a strong leader for our safety education efforts and she has a deep understanding of our mission and the needs of our members and county offices. The Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation is a critical part of how we will support and encourage Arkansas agriculture for years to come and we believe Amanda will help the Foundation reach its full potential.”
Williams is a 2005 graduate of Arkansas State University, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in ag business. She lives in Vilonia with her husband and son.
About Arkansas Farm Bureau
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 190,000 member families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.