By Tammy Moore Teague
Scott County resident Regina Oliver has been selected to serve on the Farm Bureau State Women’s Leadership Committee.
The Women’s Committee is a vital part of the county and state Farm Bureau organizations, as they plan and implement programs and activities that are an important part of Farm Bureau’s mission. They conduct community-based activities and programs involving Ag in the Classroom, farm tours, commodity promotion, safety, health and agricultural policy.
Oliver was nominated by the district field agent. After being nominated she and the other ladies were approved by the Arkansas Farm Bureau Board of Directors. “She was chosen because she is extremely active in our local women’s committee and has shown great leadership skills,” stated Scott County Committee President Laurie Richardson. “She also has a great passion for agriculture and wanting to make sure our younger generations know where their food comes from. Regina puts together our program for the county fair every year and also joins the rest of our committee in reading to students at Waldron and Mansfield Elementary schools. We attend the Mansfield Health fair every year and participate in Forestry Field day at Waldron Middle School also, and Regina is always present at those activities talking to our children and teaching them about where our food, fiber and fuel come from.”
Her duties on the state committee are:
Assisting at the state Arkansas Women’s Leadership meeting, which is held in Little Rock, by introducing speakers at the different meetings, setting up for the luncheon, and being available for anything that may arise.
Opportunity to attend the National Ag In The Classroom meeting, which is held in a different state each year. This year Arkansas is hosting the meeting in Little Rock.
Serve as judge at the Arkansas State Rice cooking competition which is held yearly at the Arkansas State Fair. The ladies on the State Women’s committee also have the opportunity to cook a meal for the families staying at The Ronald McDonald House
in Little Rock.
Represent Arkansas on a National Level at the American Farm Bureau Convention, where she will attend the National women’s Caucus and meeting.
Oliver will serve a two year term on the Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee and her duties will begin in March with the State Women’s meeting. “We are all very proud of Regina for being chosen to serve on the State Women’s Leadership Committee and very excited for her,” added Richardson.
“I am looking forward to serving on it and hope to bring back lots of exciting info for our county,” Oliver said. “I love everything we do for our kiddos.”
By Tammy Moore Teague