ARKANSAS ANIMAL PRODUCERíS ASSOCIATION
ANIMAL OWNERS WORKING TOGETHER

Are you concerned about how the proposed USDA guidelines for Farm Premises Identification and the National Animal Identification System
 will affect your right to own and rear animals traditionally?

You are invited to discuss these proposed guidelines and join together
with other  concerned animal owners in Arkansas who want to
preserve  their rights to rear and market healthy animals
as we have done successfully for hundreds of years.

                                             WHERE:   Conway, Arkansas, at Agora at 705 E. Siebenmorgen
                                             WHEN:      July 9, 2006 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT MEETING YOU EVER ATTEND!

Joel Gill from Pickens, Mississippi, who represents R-CALF USA, will be the featured speaker. He will discuss issues that will significantly impact the future of the livestock industry in Arkansas and the nation, including animal ID, country of origin labeling, free trade agreements, and what you as an independent animal producer can do to affect the outcome of each.  ARAPA membership will be opened and members will vote on the By Laws and then elect the Board of Directors with Representatives elected from each animal group having a minimum of 10 ARAPA members.  Animal groups are cattle/bison, swine, poultry, equines, llamas, alpacas, deer/elk, sheep, goats, and exotics. A sale barn Representative and veterinarian Representative will also be elected.

Arkansas regulations have not yet been written. ARAPA can affect the writing of these regulations  and present legislation to the General Assembly that will protect the rights of all animal owners for this generation and for generations to come.

THE FUTURE OF ANIMAL OWNERSHIP AND MARKETING IN ARKANSAS DEPENDS ON YOU!

Agora can be reached by taking Exit 127 from I 40 and traveling east on Oak Street. Turn left onto Museum Road. At the stop sign turn left onto Siebenmorgen Road. Agora will be on your left.

http://arkansasanimalproducers.8k.com Email: arapa2@lycos.com Phone: 479-299-4334 (after dark)