Honoring Eric Grant on His Retirementby Representative Eric A. "Rick" Crawford
Posted on 2015-01-13
CRAWFORD asked and was given permission to address the House for
Mr. CRAWFORD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of my friend
Eric Grant, an extension agent for the University of Arkansas Division
of Agriculture who will retire this week after 28 years of service to
agriculture in my home county, Craighead County.
For nearly three decades, Mr. Grant has faithfully dedicated himself to all aspects of agriculture, including row crops, livestock, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H. While Mr. Grant has rightfully earned a reputation throughout northeast Arkansas for knowing his trade, he has done so while cultivating meaningful and lasting relationships as well. Our region's agricultural producers and families have not only contacted him seeking information from a trusted adviser, they have also reached out to him as friends.
I can speak from experience about how Mr. Grant has helped me throughout the years, whether it involved my service as a TV news reporter, a farm broadcaster on the radio, or a legislator in the U.S. House of Representatives.
As Mr. Grant prepares to retire on Thursday, I wish him many days that reflect his outstanding service to Craighead County agriculture. Mr. Speaker, please join me and all of northeast Arkansas in honoring the service of Eric Grant and wishing him a happy retirement.