State Rep. Collins to Discuss Campus Carry Bill as Guest of Collegiate Farm Bureau

Rep. Charlie Collins is speaking on campus on Thursday in the John W. Tyson Building.
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Rep. Charlie Collins is speaking on campus on Thursday in the John W. Tyson Building.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Rep. Charlie Collins is the guest speaker for a forum at the U of A hosted by Collegiate Farm Bureau on Thursday.

Collins is speaking on the campus carry bill from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Leland Tollett Auditorium in the John W. Tyson Building. The forum is free and open to everyone.

Jeff Miller, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, is coordinating the discussion. Miller will interview Collins on the history and intent of the bill, and moderate a question and answer session afterward.

Collins is serving his fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 84, which includes portions of Washington County. He serves as chair of the House Insurance and Commerce Committee, and on the House Revenue and Taxation, and Joint Budget committees. A U.S. Navy veteran, he earned his bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and his master's degree from George Washington University. Also a small business owner, he began his first term in 2011 and has served on the Agriculture Committee.

Collegiate Farm Bureau is a collegewide organization based in Bumpers College. It serves to motivate students to become involved in shaping agricultural policy for the state and nation. Members participate in several leadership development opportunities, including the State Collegiate Discussion Meet as well as the State Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Jefferson Miller, professor
Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
479-575-5650, jdmiller@uark.edu

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Bumpers College
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu


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