HONORING THE SERVICE OF STATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FARM SERVICE AGENCY, DOTSON COLLINS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 22
(Extensions of Remarks - February 04, 2009)

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   HONORING THE SERVICE OF STATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FARM SERVICE 
                         AGENCY, DOTSON COLLINS

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                           HON. JOHN BOOZMAN

                              of arkansas

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, February 4, 2009

  Mr. BOOZMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Arkansas Executive 
Director of Farm Service Agency, Dotson Collins, for his commitment to 
this country.
  Dotson has led a life of service, first in the U.S. Armed Forces. He 
studied agriculture under the GI Bill and he used that knowledge and 
understanding to become a leader in the field.
  Dotson first served as USDA State Executive Director under President 
Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush. In 2006, under President 
George W. Bush he was anxious to do it again.
  Dotson devoted his life to helping Arkansas. The list of positions he 
has held is impressive, from Labor Commissioner and Director of the 
Commodity Food Stamp Division, to Policy Advisor of Agriculture, 
Veterans and Military Affairs, Environment and Rural Development.
  In roles that would leave the rest of us tired, Dotson found time to 
serve as President of the Christian Union Council, a position he has 
held for the last 20 years and he's looking at ways he can continue to 
help Arkansans.
  I appreciate the leadership Dotson has shown and most of all I 
appreciate his friendship.

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