Farmer Q&A: Dean Wall of Greene County

  Dean Wall of Walcott raises a few cattle and farms 3,800 acres of rice, soybeans and corn, primarily in Greene County. Wall has served as president of the Greene County Farm Bureau and, along with his brother, Steve, was named Greene County Farm Family of the Year in 2011. Wall took a few minutes […]

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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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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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Farmer Q&A: Derek Helms of Clark County

Derek Helms is a dairy and row-crop farmer in Clark County and serves as president of the Clark County Farm Bureau. We recently sat down with Derek during a Farm Bureau Member Appreciation event in Arkadelphia to discuss a variety of topics, including the state of the dairy industry, his involvement in Farm Bureau and […]

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Farmer Q&A: Dairy Farmer Matt Simon

Five Questions for Dairy Farmer Matt Simon Matt Simon, 43, is a dairy farmer. He farms with his father, Mike and his brothers Frederic, 47, and Jason, 42, at Simon Brothers Dairy just outside of Conway in Faulkner County. Q: What’s the most satisfying aspect of being a dairy farmer? A: The most satisfying thing […]

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Farmer Q&A: Brett Ausley Talks Wagyu

Brett Ausley is a young cattleman producing and marketing Wagyu beef on his family ranch in Hot Spring County. He got into Wagyu about five years ago and he’s selling it directly to consumers through social media and to local restaurants. We visited Ausley’s ranch for a conversation about his business. Here is our conversation: […]

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Farmer Q&A: Cattle Rancher and Poultry Farmer Allen Stewart

We recently sat down for a short Q & A with Allen Stewart, former Arkansas Farm Bureau board member and cattle and poultry farmer, on his ranch near Mena in Polk County. Stewart served 14 years on the ArFB board and continues to serve as president of Polk County Farm Bureau. Now 76-years-old, he reflects […]

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A Grape Legacy

For our Taste Arkansas column in the winter 2018 edition of Front Porch magazine, we paid a visit to a unique Arkansas institution in Altus, Post Winery. Joseph Post took some time to show us around the beautiful grounds and discuss his family business, its history and the more. Here are some select excerpts from […]

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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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