1st official meeting of the Arkansas Agritourism Association

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What: 1st official state wide meeting of the Arkansas
           Agritourism Association

When: Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 10:00 am - 2:00

Where: Cooperative Extension Headquarters (2301
             South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR

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Attend the 1st official meeting of the Arkansas Agritourism Association!

A group of agritourism operators in Arkansas is working to form a statewide agritourism association. Attend the meeting to officially form this organization on:

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Cooperative Extension Service headquarters (2301 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204)

RSVP to attend today. Lunch will be provided.

Who should attend?

  • Existing agritourism operators
  • Individuals interested in starting an agritourism business
  • Representatives of government agencies, nonprofits, economic development organizations, and other entities that provide support to the agritourism industry

Tentative Meeting Agenda

Interested in serving on the Executive Board?

The Arkansas Agritourism Association needs leaders. Please indicate your interest in serving in one of the following roles through the meeting RSVP link.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Northwest Region Representative (Benton, Carroll, Boone, Washington, Madison, Newton, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Sebastian, Logan, Yell, Scott, Marion, Searcy, Van Buren, Baxter)
  • Northeast Region Representative (Fulton, Randolph, Clay, Izard, Sharp, Lawrence, Greene, Stone, Independence, Jackson, Craighead, Mississippi, Poinsett, Crittenden, Cross, St. Francis, Woodruff, White, Cleburne)
  • Central Region Representative (Conway, Perry, Garland, Saline, Pulaski, Lonoke, Faulkner)
  • Southwest Region Representative (Polk, Montgomery, Hot Spring, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Clark, Dallas, Little River, Hempstead, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Union)
  • Southeast Region Representative (Prairie, Monroe, Lee, Phillips, Grant, Jefferson, Arkansas, Cleveland, Lincoln, Desha, Drew, Bradley, Ashley, Chicot)

Responsibilities of Executive Board members can be found in the proposed bylaws.

Additional Information

A group of Arkansas agritourism operators began meeting in 2017 to explore the possibility of forming a statewide association. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, and Arkansas Agriculture Department have been providing technical assistance to this group. Proposed membership categories, dues, and other information can be found in the draft bylaws. Temporary officers and proposed bylaws were approved by the organizational development committee on December 5, 2017. View the minutes from this meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey McCullough (501-671-2078; [email protected]).

See release here

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