On the Local Level Summer 2011

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RICHMOND COUNTY Farm Bureau President Chris Yaklin and his wife Amy were recently featured in the Richmond County Daily Journal newspaper. The article highlighted their work with Steven Webb, a young farmer in the county who works with them at their New Grounds Farm and intends to build additional poultry houses on 20 acres he intends to purchase.

Richmond County Farm Bureau members Molly Stutts, left, and Betty Wilson talked about agriculture at “Wild About Wellness Activity Day.”RICHMOND COUNTY Farm Bureau donated $500 to help purchase 550 T-shirts for students participating in the “Wild About Wellness Activity Day.” Betty Wilson, Molly Stutts and Amy Yaklin presented a program on the importance of farming in the community. This event was one of several community and educational programs Richmond County Farm Bureau aided. They donated $500 to help send World War II veterans to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.; $250 to Camp Journey, a Hospice grief camp for children and youth; $405 to purchase new incubators for the 4-H embryology program in area schools; $300 to 4-H for Summer Fun classes; and $301 to help send area fourth-graders to visit the Rankin Museum in Ellerbe.

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  1. Connie Smithwick

    October 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I am the county liaison for Bertie County Farm Bureau Federation. I have been in this job now for over 7 years. I was clueless to the impact the county Farm Bureaus have on their communities. I work with the most gracious, concerned and hard working men and women I know on our Board of Directors. When the tornadoes came through our county in April they jumped right into action. They saw a need and made sure people in the community had a safe place to keep what little belongings they had left, with the Container Relief Program. Through the help of other counties our county farm bureau was able to be there when the need came up. They are so willing to help out with needs in the schools and organizations throughout the community. The monatary donations; without even a blink of an eye, as well as their time, has made me so proud to be a tiny party of this awesome group of people. Thank you to the Bertie County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for allowing me to be a part of this experience. Connie Smithwick, Bertie County Farm Bureau County Liaison.

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