Student Represents State in Washington


Arkansas Tech student Dustin Parsons is heading to Washington D.C. today.

Parsons, a senior from Benton, serves as president of the Arkansas Tech Collegiate Farm Bureau, and he is representing the Arkansas Tech chapter as part of the Farm Bureau “President’s Tour.”

The presidents of county Farm Bureau offices and presidents of the Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters travel to Washington D.C. each year to advocate for Arkansas producers.

While in Washington D.C., Parsons will be meeting with members of the U.S. Congress who represent the Natural State.

Additionally, the group will be visiting the United States Department of Agriculture and meeting with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Parsons says despite a busy schedule, the group will also have the chance to do some sightseeing including a tour of Thomas Jefferson’s home.

Parsons says he hopes to learn more about the workings of government during his time in Washington D.C.