Don’t miss out on meeting the new Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture, Butch Calhoun, who will be our guest speaker.
Butch Calhoun serves as the Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Arkansas. Calhoun accepted the position on July 1, 2012.
From 2007 to his appointment as Secretary of Agriculture, he served as the Director of the Department of Rural Services.
Prior to working in Arkansas State Government, Calhoun was elected to five terms as Prairie County Judge and served four terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He also served as Chairman of the Central Arkansas Solid Waste District and Vice-Chairman of Central Arkansas Planning and Development District.
Calhoun farmed for more than 30 years and now has his farm leased. Along with farming, he ran a small trucking company hauling mostly agricultural products.
He served 11 years on a local agricultural bank board before the bank sold to a larger regional bank.
Calhoun resides in Des Arc and has four children and 9 grandchildren.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Arkansas Association of Counties
1415 West Third, Little Rock, AR
I. Call to Order- Mark Penzo
II. Approval of Minutes - Mark Penzo
III. NPIP Update -Mark Penzo for Brandon Doss
IV. Committee Reports
a. Industry Promotion to State Universities - Dr. Michael Kidd
b. Bio Security Video - Susan Watkins
c. Future Topics - Susan Watkins
V. TPF Update - Marvin Childers
VI. New Business
a. Weights & Standards - Marvin Childers
b. 2013 Spring Symposium Planning - Dean Creasey
VII. Next Meeting Date & Location - Mark Penzo
VIII. Guest Speaker - Butch Calhoun, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture