Jefferson County Farm Bureau members were among almost 600 who attended Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 71st annual Officers and Leaders Conference July 22-23 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Participants included Susan and M.H. Bitely III of Grady and Meredith and Kris Baker of Sherrill.

The 2019 conference theme was “Cultivating Connections.” A variety of workshops and speakers addressed issues important to farm and ranch leaders, according to a news release.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families working to improve farm and rural life. Details: 501-224-4400.