The nominating committee of the Arkansas Agriculture Board
will meet at 9 a.m. to "take nominations" for the position of secretary of agriculture.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
has said he wants Wes Ward
, an unsuccessful Republican county judge in Craighead County in November, to get the job. He's expected to get his wish.
Ward, 32, has not been a farmer, unlike previous Agriculture secretaries, but he has a bachelor's degree in agriculture and a master's degree in agriculture and food law. Most of his working career has been in the Marine Corps, but he also spent a year on the staff of U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford
UPDATE: Yes, Asa gets his man.