Buttermilk Pie for the Holidays

Are you looking for a quick and easy holiday dessert recipe? We may have found exactly what you’re looking for, thanks to our recent travels around the state. When we visited Wilson, Ark., we spent a lot of time at the Wilson Cafe, where co-owner and pastry chef Shari’ Haley took the time to share […]

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Featured Farmer Recipe: Muscadine Cake

        by Gregg Patterson, Arkansas Farm Bureau A friend once told me “pie may be the All-American dessert, but cake is pure lust.” Taste Charlotte Wilchman’s Muscadine Cake, and you’ll certainly be caught up in “an overwhelming desire or craving” to experience it again… and again… and again. It’s that good. Charlotte […]

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Scenes from the State Fair

The Arkansas State Fair & Livestock Show officially kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 12, with a ribbon cutting at the Fairgrounds in Little Rock. The event marked the beginning of a wild week and a half for youth and families from around the state, as they wrangled, pulled, carried and cajoled their cattle, hogs, goats, […]

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Young Farmer & Rancher Spotlight: The Allen Family

The Allen family settled in Grant County and began raising cattle there in the late 1800’s. Jamey Allen and his wife Sara are continuing that legacy on a farm consisting of around 1,200 commercial crossbred beef mama cows spread across four counties. “Angus, Hereford, and Brahman are the predominant breeds in our herd,” says Jamey. […]

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Young Farmer & Rancher Spotlight: The Damrons

Craighead County’s Chris Damron is a first-generation farmer, an increasingly rare designation these days, as starting a farming operation “from scratch” can be a cost-prohibitive proposition. Damron says that he and his wife, Breanne, took on the challenge because “farming the land was my calling.” Chris and Breanne’s efforts have paid off, as their farming […]

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Winning Rice Recipe: Parmesan Shrimp & Rice Casserole

Shelby Bosnick of Moro, Miss Lee County Rice, was named 2017-18 Miss Arkansas Rice on Saturday, August 26. Bosnick, 17, is a senior at Lee Academy and is the daughter of Jason and Ashley Bosnick. You can learn more about Bosnick and the Miss Arkansas Rice contest here. Contestants were judged on their promotion activities […]

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5C Spotlight: Meet Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook, owner of 5C Cattle Co. in Wooster (Faulkner County), is a first-generation cattle producer a graduate of the agriculture program at the University of Arkansas. She recently wrote a column for ArkansasBusiness.com about the importance of opening the China market to U.S. beef. In the column, she provided some interesting anecdotes about her […]

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A Taste of Wilson, Ark.

The latest issue of Front Porch magazine highlights the exciting and unique renaissance of Wilson, Ark. This small Northeast Arkansas town is, according to our article, “beginning to resemble a Hollywood movie set poised for the next great Southern classic.” You can see the full story online here, but we thought we’d share some more […]

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Vets Needed: A Day at the 4-H Veterinary Science Camp

In June, teens from across Arkansas participated in a three-day Arkansas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp at the Pauline Whitaker Arena on the University of Arkansas campus. They took part in a variety of hands-on sessions with veterinarians, getting the feel for working with honeybees, horses and cattle. Lloyd Keck of West Fork earned his degree […]

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Laboring for Fruit: Arkansas “Specialty Crops” – UPDATED

Arkansas has roughly 650 farms and 15,000 acres of cropland devoted to vegetable production and 1,100 farms producing more than $180 million worth of fruits, such as peaches, strawberries, blackberries and more. These fruits and vegetables fall into the category of “specialty crops.” The category of “specialty crops” is a catch-all term for a variety […]

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