Farm Bureau hires Will Hopkins to handle local affairs, rural development

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Will Hopkins has been hired as director of local affairs and rural development at Arkansas Farm Bureau, where he will serve as a member of the lobbying team for the state’s largest agricultural advocacy organization.

Hopkins, of Little Rock, most recently worked as a technical sales representative for DataScout, where he was responsible for training elected officials and other clients to use the company’s software and products.

Prior to his role at DataScout, Hopkins served in the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office as a business office administrator.

“I’m excited and pleased to have Will advocating for issues important to rural communities across the state,” said Stanley Hill, Arkansas Farm Bureau’s vice president of public affairs and government relations. “It’s important to our members to have an individual on staff who is focused on broadband infrastructure, county roads, land issues, rural healthcare and many other topics that impact rural communities and farmers in our state.”

A graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Hopkins holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is an alumni board member at Arkansas Baptist Preparatory School in Little Rock.