Franklin County Farm Bureau President Richard Armstrong (center) received recognition at the 84th Arkansas Farm Bureau annual convention recently in Hot Springs for the county’s work in the previous year. Presenting the award were Randy Veach (right) and Rich Hillman, president and vice president of Arkansas Farm Bureau. Each county Farm Bureau is measured in 10 program areas and awarded Gold Stars for exemplary effort in each. Franklin County earned 8 Gold Stars.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a non-profit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 191,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

Keith Sutton