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Anna Thrash, Public Information Officer Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Daughter of Joe and Renee Thrash Farms in Conway, Arkansas, Anna Thrash returned home to serve as the public information officer for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Originally, Thrash wanted to be a news reporter. She studied broadcast journalism at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and loved it. She even worked as a news…

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Ryann Grubbs, Agri-Science Teacher Cabot High School

Ryann Grubbs grew up in Delight, Arkansas, home of country-pop star Glen Campbell. Grubbs wasn’t looking to be a country superstar, though. What she remembers from her childhood in Delight is her grandparents’ cow and calf operation. This is where she discovered her love for agriculture. She joined 4-H as a young student and started…

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Nathan Bailey, Agri Inventor & Business Owner McGehee, AR

Nathan Bailey grew up in Monticello, Ark. He is the founder and CEO of Waterbug Irrigation, LLC (Waterbug). He founded the business in January 2017, while he was also a full-time student at Arkansas State University. “I started this business with $200, being a full-time student boot-strappin’ my way up,” said Waterbug owner Nathan Bailey.…

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Lindsey Holtzclaw, Communications Specialist Russellville, AR

Lindsey Holtzclaw joined FFA when she was in 9th grade. She said the cool blue jackets are what initially caught her attention but fell in love with it as she started showing livestock. Her love for animals had her convinced of having a future in veterinary medicine one day. That changed as she got older,…

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