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2015 has been a rewarding and wonderfully incredible year. So many great events and activities took place. The year began with a “stop violence” feature of me in the January issue at SEALife Magazine. The article on pages 16 and 17 reported my efforts to address violence as well as reviewing my book Love Within Life, influences in my life while growing up, and future goals toward Awareness, Wellness and Choices forums
Jason Irby continues to move forward in completion of projects for the conservation reserve plan. Irby stands near earth movers used to construct Water Control Structure. This phase in the conservation reserve plan will complete the 3rd and final item in Irby’s plan which includes hardwood trees, native grasses, and a shallow water development.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Forrest Commission, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have all been involved in the implementation of this project.
On Saturday July 25, 2015, Jason Irby arranged to meet his father, J.D. Irby, at the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie to reintroduce him to granddaddy’s (Will Irby) farm implement that J. D. grew up using in his youth.
“Dad was like a kid in a candy store as he touched and rekindled memories of Granddaddy’s farm equipment. He seemed so comfortable and energized even as he boarded his dad’s old disk,” Jason Irby said.
J.D. expressed fond memories as he and family members, Narvell, Jason, and Lavern, toured the museum to examine the variety of agriculture and farm related exhibits.
“After I read my short story, Granddaddy Had a Farm, from the Love Within Life series to my dad, he informed me that granddaddy, Will Irby, had implement from our family’s farming history in the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Stuttgart, Arkansas. At that time (around 2007), I didn’t really pay that much attention to my dad’s story, but I decided to follow-up on the information after he mentioned it for a second time in 2014,” shared Jason.