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Bureau announces county Farm Families

The Arkansas Farm Bureau announced county winners for the 72nd annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year award.

Judges will visit county winners and select eight district winners, who will be announced June 17.

A different set of judges will visit district winners in July to determine the state winners, who will be announced Dec. 12 at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon in North Little Rock.

Area winners include:

Northwest District

Benton -- Kevin and Jacqueline Smith Family, Decatur

Boone -- Jeff and Debbie Atkinson, Harrison

Carroll -- Josh and Tonya McMahan, Green Forest

Crawford -- Richard and Earlene Boone, Natural Dam

Franklin -- Michael and Kasey Post, Altus

Johnson -- Tanner and Amy Storment, Flat Rock

Madison -- Greg Wheeler, Combs

Newton -- Gene Davidson Family, Kingston

Washington -- Pitts Family, Lincoln

Western District

Logan -- Clark and Tori Parker, Magazine

Lawn Love startup sets up in Fayetteville

Tech startup Lawn Love, which provides on demand lawn care services, recently launched in Fayetteville.

Lawn care businesses across the state have partnered with Lawn Love, which provides businesses with scheduling, job routing and payment software to streamline operations.

Homeowners can access Lawn Love through a website and an app. The platform generates a quote using satellite imaging technology to map the lawn size of each property. Customers are then paired with a local independent contractor.

Each independent contractor goes through a background check and an assessment of their lawn care skills before he can begin work. Users can schedule a wide range of services including lawn mowing, weeding, aeration, gutter cleaning and more.

Lawn Love's head office is in San Diego, Calif. It has partnered with more than 5,000 independent lawn care businesses in 120 cities across 43 states. For more information, visit https://lawnlove.com.

Cigar District opens in downtown Bentonville

The Cigar District opened in Celebration Plaza, a a new, two-story, multitenant facility on the corner of Southeast A and Sixth streets in downtown Bentonville. The boutique retailer specializes in cigars, pipes and specialty men's gifts including leather goods, humidors and accessories from premiere brands such as Bellroy, Brizard and ST Dupont.

Bobby and Johnna Duncan own the shop.

The Cigar District combines a traditional, smoke-free retail shop with a climate- and ventilation-controlled customer lounge.

The second floor is devoted to The Refuge, a members-only space, featuring individual humidified lockers, private meeting room, upscale member's lounge and rooftop patio.

Briefs are for businesses in Northwest Arkansas that are new, have moved or closed, opened a new branch, changed owners or have been honored by an independent organization. Email items to cswanson@nwadg.com. Information will be published as space allows.

SundayMonday Business on 05/12/2019

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