It's always on honor to be invited to attend the proclamation of June
as Arkansas Dairy Month by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.
In today's tough economic climate for dairy farmers, Governor Hutchinson
must have felt our need for encouragement when he spoke at this year's event.
"Dairy farmers are strong, they are survivors. I am proud to recognize
their efforts during Arkansas Dairy Month."
Julie Griffin, our Arkansas Farm Bureau Dairy Ambassador,
will receive this year's proclamation in appreciation for her
service promoting dairy in a variety of ways for the last two years.
Members of the newly established Arkansas Dairy Recruitment
Task Force also joined us for the celebration of June Dairy Month.
The task force is working to assimilate information and resources that
would be beneficial to existing Arkansas dairy farmers or farmers from
other states interested in relocating to Arkansas.
I'm thankful for the support of Governor Hutchinson, Arkansas Farm Bureau
and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture in working to sustain
and recruit dairy farms in our great state.