Farm Family Of The Year


Luke and Deedee Alston of Mena are the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. The honor was announced Thursday at the annual luncheon honoring the county and district Farm Families of the Year.

The Alstons have two sons, Ryan and Drey. As Arkansas’ Farm Family of the Year, the Alstons will compete in the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program. A winner will be named from among 10 southeastern state winners next October in Moultrie, Georgia. The Alstons were surprised to receive the honor.

“Unbelievable. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want it or think that possibly we had worked hard enough to earn such a title,” Luke said. “I was born to do this. Few people I know get to wake up every morning and spend all day long working at something they love. Since I left corporate America I haven’t had a job. This is not a job for me. It’s my way of life.”   MORE

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