Burned by a Deep Freeze, Part 1

As the fruit and berry season heats up, farmers are tallying the losses from April’s deep freeze. by Gregg Patterson, Arkansas Farm Bureau staff It’s  July, some three months after a week-long run of freezing and much-colder-than-normal April temperatures. The high in Little Rock hit 95 degrees with a heat index of 105. It’s that […]

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Cool as a Cucumber Salad

by Gregg Patterson, Arkansas Farm Bureau Mom always made this crispy, cool summertime salad treat. It pairs well with so many main dishes. She preferred using sweet purple onions rather than white onions to add color to this flavorful, fresh-from-the-garden soaked salad. CUCUMBER-ONION SALAD Ingredients: 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 2 cups […]

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Pecan Pie Day Delight

Did you know July 12 is National Pecan Pie Day? You should. Not only is it a delicious dessert and a Southern favorite, but the pecan is native to Arkansas and our official state nut (yes, there is such a thing as the official state nut). To celebrate this sweet day, we went back through […]

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Peach Pop Perfection

We may have found one of the tastiest summer treats you can make at home … Peach Pops! Grab your favorite kitchen helper (and some Arkansas peaches) and watch as Woodruff County Cooperative Extension Staff Chair Leigh Ann Bullington shows how easy it is to make these delicious and healthy snacks.  Now try making […]

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Ag in the Classroom: Q&A with Gordon Eichelberger of Quitman High School

Gordon Eichelberger is an ag education teacher at Quitman High School. He’s been involved in Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Ag In The Classroom agriculture education program for several years and has previously served as president of the Cleburne County Farm Bureau and presently is a member of the county Farm Bureau board of directors. Q: How […]

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A Champion Graduates: Q&A with Clark County’s Kaylie Stone

 Gurdon’s Kaylie Stone has been showing animals and winning since the age of 7. Her dedication and competitive fire have resulted in numerous champion animals through the years, making her a role model for young Arkansans in agriculture and beyond. Stone graduated this spring from Gurdon High School and has likely raised more Grand […]

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More Cheese Please?

Is it time to rethink any doubts you may have about the healthfulness of eating “full fat” dairy? Maybe so, according to some recent research. A recent article by Hallie Levine for AARP on superfoods touts the health benefits associated with consuming full-fat dairy products. Levine’s article states: “People who ate the most high-fat dairy […]

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Dairy Delicious 2: Four-Cheese Tartlets

The 2018 Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest in Little Rock was a showcase for delicious dishes created by youth from around the state. June is Dairy Month, so we are highlighting some of the best recipes from the event for the next few weeks. Next up is a tasty recipe for Four-Cheese Tartlets from 17-year-old Emma […]

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Sweet Corn with Basil Butter

June 11 is National Corn on the Cob Day. Who can resist this sweet summer treat. Boiled corn and grilled corn doused in melted butter with salt and pepper are certainly favorites. However, this recipe involves iron skillet-charred ears of sweet corn topped with a fresh basil butter mixture. Visit your local farmers market or […]

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