Sherrill family among Farm Bureau award finalists

Finalists for the 2013 Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award were announced recently and include Kris and Meredith Baker of Sherrill.

They grow corn, soybeans, rice and wheat on 3,000 acres.

Arkansas Farm Bureau’s YF&R Achievement Award recognizes farmers and ranchers age 18 to 35 for exemplary effort in farming and ranching, leadership and community involvement. The winning couple will be announced at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual convention Dec. 5 in Little Rock. They will receive a $35,000 GM gift card, which they may use toward the purchase of any GM vehicle at Stanley Wood Chevrolet in Batesville. The winners also receive an expense-paid trip to the 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation convention in January in San Antonio.