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Leadership Arkansas Class XIV Agriculture & Outdoor Life Session – Stuttgart – Oct. 29-30
October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Leadership Arkansas Class XIV will hold its Agriculture & Outdoor Life Session Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Stuttgart.
As the state’s No. 1 industry, agriculture is critical to Arkansas’s economy. More than 44,000 farms spread across 13.8 million acres annually contribute more than $20 billion to the Natural State.
In this session, class members will get an inside look at the production of the state’s top export, Arkansas Rice, which is valued at nearly $2 billion annually. Two of the largest Arkansas Rice production companies are headquartered in Stuttgart, the “duck capitol of the world.” On Day 2 of this session class members will experience the outdoor life that gave Arkansas the “Natural State” nickname. Hear from those on the front lines for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission who play an important role in oversight of the protection, conservation and preservation of various species of fish and wildlife in Arkansas.