04/07/17  Rison Homesteading Conference Attendance Down


While attendance was down somewhat this year due to competition from other events being held in neighboring counties and in Little Rock, the Homesteading conference at Rison this past weekend still had visitors from 20 Arkansas counties and five states. Besides Arkansas, People from Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and  Tennessee were in attendance. Conference organizer Britt Talent estimated the overall attendance, including the Pioneer Supper Friday night at about 400, down from an estimated 500 the year before.