Randy Veach and Rich Hillman will continue as president and vice president, respectively, of Arkansas Farm Bureau following their re-election Friday.

Veach, 62, of Manila (Mississippi County) begins a fifth term as president. He is Arkansas Farm Bureau’s tenth president since its creation in 1935.

Veach farms cotton, soybeans, rice, wheat, corn and milo in and around the community of Lost Cane near Manila. He is a third-generation farmer.

“I’m honored to continue serving this organization as its president,” Veach said. “The office of president is a position of service, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to continue serving the people in our agriculture community. They are one of the great strengths of this state.”

Hillman, 49, is from Carlisle (Lonoke County) and will begin his fifth term as vice president.

He is a third-generation farmer. His main crops are rice, soybeans and wheat.

“I’m humbled,” Hillman said. “I always look at this as an opportunity to serve our agricultural community.”

Board action later resulted in the re-election of Tom Jones of Pottsville (Pope County) as Secretary/Treasurer. Jones is a cattle and hay producer. His wife Jayne is vice president of development at Arkansas Tech University.

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