Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Media Alert: State Agencies to Unveil Farmer-Veteran Initiative

MEDIA ALERT                                                                 

June 29, 2015

Primary Contact: Melissa Lambert
Arkansas Agriculture Department
Melissa.lambert@aad.ar.gov 
501-683-4851

Additional Contact:Sarah Jones
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
Director of Public Affairs
sarah.n.jones@arkansas.gov 
501.683.2086

State Agencies to Unveil Farmer-Veteran Initiative
~Homegrown by Heroes to highlight service and Arkansas agriculture


WHO:   The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs

WHAT: will hold a joint press conference in the capitol rotunda.

WHEN: July 2, at 2:30 p.m.

WHY:   The purpose of the press conference is to announce a Farmer-Veteran initiative called the Arkansas Homegrown by Heroes program. The program is designed to give Veterans in the agricultural industry an additional marketing tool. The goal of the program is to encourage Veterans to pursue careers in agriculture, and to recruit more Veterans to Arkansas.

The program will help brand the value of Veterans to Arkansas’ workforce and economy, while highlighting Governor Asa Hutchinson’s commitment to both agriculture and Veterans.

Governor Hutchinson will provide remarks at the ceremony. Several Arkansas Veterans will be in attendance showcasing their agricultural products and businesses.

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