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Meet Our Rice Farmers ~ The Martins

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As we celebrate National Rice Month, we want to introduce you to some our Arkansas rice farmers. Jenna Martin, Miss Arkansas Rice 2013-2014, shares her love of family and their farm where every day is “take your daughter to work day”.  She plans to be a 5th generation rice farmer and is proud to be a rice...

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Keith and Jill Forrester family, Northeast District Farm Family of the Year

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The Keith and Jill Forrester family of Tyronza (Mississippi County) is the Northeast District Farm Family of the Year. They own and operate Whitton Farms where they raise a variety of crops on 200 acres, including 25 varieties of tomatoes, four varieties of melons, asparagus, strawberries, blackberries, peas and other miscellaneous...

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Delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Onions

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For years, I wondered why anyone would be interested in sweet potatoes when the Yukon golden potato was clearly the darling of the palate. It made me nervous to profess my potato obsession out loud since a vague recollection from college nutrition class taught me that often the foods we crave just may be the ones we are allergic to....

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Meet Our Rice Farmers-  Jennifer James

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As we celebrate National Rice Month, we want to introduce you to some our Arkansas rice farmers. Jennifer James is a 4th generation family farmer and Riceland Foods Co-op member. She discusses her farming experience including the technology farmers use and wildlife conservation. Print...

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

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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 part...

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Tailgating in the South
Sep 18, 14
 

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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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