Boozman to Embark on Annual Ag Tour Next Week

WASHINGTON – Next week, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) will continue his August tradition of traveling the state on his annual agriculture tour in an effort to highlight the industry’s importance in Arkansas.

Additionally, Boozman – who has spent the last few weeks visiting hospitals and talking to frontline health care heroes about their needs as they continue to provide care for Arkansans during the COVID-19 public health crisis – will make a few similar stops in communities he is traveling through.

Media is invited to the following:

Monday, August 31st

Event:             Visit to American Vegetable Soybean & Edamame, Inc.

Time:              8 a.m.

Location:        29 Kirksey Parkway


Boozman will tour the AVSE plant in Mulberry where they process, package and distribute edamame in a variety of products.

Event:             Tour Petit Jean Meats

Time:              10:30 a.m.

Location:        51 Blue Diamond Drive


Boozman will tour the facility, including a recent $2.1 million expansion which created 40 new jobs. 

Event:             Visit Wholly Cow Farms

Time:              2 p.m.

Location:        615 Graham Road


Boozman will visit with the owners of this veteran-owned family farm started in 1996 to raise 100% organic, grass-fed beef.  

Event:             Visit Unity Health – Harris Medical Center 

Time:              4 p.m.

Location:        1205 McLain Street


Boozman will visit with hospital employees and help honor an entire department at this facility for its work over the last six months.

Tuesday, September 1st

Event:             Broadband announcement with Craighead Electric Cooperative

Time:              8:30 a.m.

Location:        4314 Stadium Blvd.


Boozman will join U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) to announce federal investment in a project that will connect more than 2,300 users to broadband and build and improve 348 miles of line. 

Event:             Visit Delta Farms/Southland Gin and 2 MW Solar Project

Time:              10 a.m.

Location:        782 Highway 135

                        Lake City

Boozman will visit the owners of Delta Farms and Southland Gin to discuss the state’s first agricultural energy project combining two different solar technologies. The project is a partnership with Craighead Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power, Inc. 

Wednesday, September 2nd

Event:             Visit to CrossRidge Community Hospital

Time:              9 a.m.

Location:        310 South Falls Blvd.


Boozman will meet with leadership and staff of the hospital to discuss COVID-19 challenges and response. He will also help recognize a local Healthcare Hero.

Event:             Tour Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

Time:              11 a.m.

Location:        8 Lee Road 214


This facility conducts more than 30 research projects each year and is best known for developing cotton cultivators. Boozman will tour the station and visit with staff about their work. 

Event:             Visit Hendry Hardwoods Sawmill

Time:              3:30 p.m.

Location:        1402 Main Street

                        Des Arc

This sawmill recently expanded to a second line to support products for construction, logging, and environmental companies. Boozman will tour the operation and visit about the impact the current health crisis is having on small businesses and these industries. 

Thursday, September 3rd

Event:             Visit Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System 

Time:              10:15 a.m.

Location:        CAVHS – outside pavilion near Towbin Center

                        2200 Fort Roots Drive

                        Little Rock

Boozman will visit with CAVHS officials about their ongoing work to care for veterans in the COVID-19 health crisis, both in the hospital and in communities throughout the region. 

COVERAGE NOTE: If you plan to attend this event, please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for check in and health screening. 

Event:             Friend of Farm Credit Award Presentation

Time:              1 p.m.

Location:        321 Victory Street

                        Little Rock

The Agri-District Farm Credit Council is honoring Senator Boozman for his work supporting agriculture throughout Arkansas and the nation. 

Event:             Visit to Arkansas Food Bank

Time:              2:30 p.m.

Location:        4301 West 65th Street

                        Little Rock

Boozman will tour the Food Bank’s recent 16,000 square foot expansion and learn about their efforts to combat hunger during the current crisis. 

Schedule is subject to change.

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