Pope County Farm Bureau Supports New Ag Ed Building

Pope County Farm Bureau Donation 3-5-2024

Pope County Farm Bureau made a $20,000 donation to the Arkansas Tech University Foundation on Tuesday, March 5, in support of a forthcoming agricultural education building at the ATU campus in Russellville.

Lisa Smith (middle, left), president of Pope County Farm Bureau, presented the check to Tracy Cole (middle, right), dean of the ATU College of Business and Economic Development.

Also in attendance were (from left-to-right) Dr. Michael Bradley, head of the ATU Department of Agriculture and Tourism; Jason Geiken, ATU vice president for advancement; Richard Pierce, Pope County Farm Bureau agency manager; Ashley Bryant, ATU director of grants and donor relations; and Bryan Fisher, ATU associate vice president for advancement.

The new ATU agricultural education building will be approximately 1,980 square feet and will house welding equipment, a tool storage area and other equipment. It will be located on the Tech Farm, adjacent to the ATU Greenhouses and the Dr. James “Jim” Collins Agriculture Classroom.

Learn more about the ATU Department of Agriculture and Tourism at www.atu.edu/agri-tourism.