Sebastian County Farm Bureau members were among 535 who attended the 65th annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Officers and Leaders Conference July 22-23 in Hot Springs.

Pictured (from left): Angela Jones, Pam Moore, Billy Moore, Joe Stroub, Fred Stecher, Sandy Tate and Lynden Tate.

The theme for this year’s conference was ‘True North.’ Speakers included Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach of Manila; V. J. Smith, author of "The Richest Man in Town"; and Keith Jackson, a sports broadcaster, founder of P.A.R.K. (Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids) and former professional football player whose career was highlighted by six Pro Bowl appearances and a win at Super Bowl XXXI. Conference goers also attended a variety of workshops on topics of interest to farmers and ranchers. Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 200,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.