Hostetlers named county's Farm Family of the Year

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Kevin and Teresa Hostetler, along with Kenyon and Josie Hostetler of K&K Farms, were recently selected as the Carroll County Farm Family of the Year by Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Selection as Arkansas Farm Family of the Year is based on efficiency of production, conservation of energy and resources, leadership in agricultural and community affairs, home and farm improvement and home and farm management.

Next month, the Hostetlers, along with the winners from each Arkansas county, will be visited by a set of judges to determine the eight district winners, who will be announced June14. District winners will be visited again by a different set of judges in July to determine a state winner, which will be announced in December at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon.

The Arkansas Farm Family of the Year will then go on to represent the state at the Swisher Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Arkansas has had two Southeast Farm of the Year winners, Brian and Nan Kirksey of Clark County in 2008 and Wildy Family Farms of Mississippi County in 2016.

Since 1947, the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program has served as a vehicle to recognize outstanding farm families throughout the state, a news release says.

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