June 29, 2015
Primary Contact: Melissa Lambert
Arkansas Agriculture Department
Additional Contact:Sarah Jones
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
Director of Public Affairs
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.