David Heffington, president of Faulkner County Farm Bureau, was honored for the county’s work over the past year at the 79th Arkansas Farm Bureau annual convention Dec. 5 in Little Rock.

Each county Farm Bureau is measured in 10 program areas and awarded "Gold Stars" for exemplary effort in each one. Faulkner County earned eight "Gold Stars."

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.