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Nathan and Kristin Reed family, East Central District Farm Family of the Year

By    Posted in Faces of Agriculture, Featured Farmer

The Nathan and Kristin Reed family of Marianna (Lee County ) is the East Central District Farm Family of the Year. They have a 6,000 acre farm where they raise cotton, corn, soybeans and milo. When Nathan began farming with his dad 14 years ago, they were farming on 600 acres. Conservation of soil, water and energy play a major...

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Sep 18, 14
 

By    Posted in Arkansas Recipes, Game Day

by The Park Wife Welcome to tailgate season in the South. We plan weddings around bye weekends, put on our Sunday best a day early; and set up makeshift living rooms under tents complete with our great-grandmother’s silver, floral arrangements and flat-screen TVs outside the stadiums. Where I’m from, tailgating isn’t just a...

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By    Posted in Faces of Agriculture, Featured Farmer

As we celebrate National Rice Month, we want to introduce you to some our Arkansas rice farmers. The Pedder Brothers take great pride in their work and have workded hard to be on the cutting edge of technology that helps feed our families. Let’s meet 3rd generation farmers David and Robert Pedder. Print...

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Billy Joe and Courtney Wilkins family, Northwest District Farm Family of the Year

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The Billy Joe and Courtney Wilkins family of Lamar (Johnson County) is the Northwest District Farm Family of the Year. They farm on 255 acres where they raise broilers, cows and Bermuda grass hay. The Wilkins began farming 14 years ago on 65 acres and have been farming on their present land for eight years. Billy Joe and...

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Your Lunch Box is Served
Sep 11, 14
 

By    Posted in Kids

School is back in session and all over the state, families are packing. Lunches, that is. Nine months of school multiplied by the number of kids in a household equals lots of food to make and lunches to figure out. Keep the chore fresh (and even fun!) by choosing ideas that work for you. Plan once. Cook once. Eat twice. If you’re...

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Roy and Suzanne Runsick family, North Central District Farm Family of the Year

By    Posted in Faces of Agriculture, Featured Farmer

The Roy and Suzanne Runsick family of Melbourne (Izard County) is the North Central District Farm Family of the Year. They operate on 150 acres of land where they have 100 acres of pasture land and 45 head of beef cattle. Roy is a former agricultural education teacher and Suzanne is a retired home economics teacher, so both are able...

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