Meredith and Joe Thrash of Faulkner County Farm Bureau were among the 145 Arkansans who attended the 92nd American Farm Bureau Convention in Atlanta. The event, which took place Jan. 7-10, provided farm and ranch leaders from across the United States an opportunity to learn about current agriculture issues, including the Farm Bill, food safety, Budget Deficit, health issues and other topics. Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of almost 220,000 Arkansas families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.