2016 North Central District Farm Family of the Year – Fred & Dorothy Sue Denison

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Fred and Dorothy Sue Denison may have been in the farming game for quite some time, but they are both sharp as a whip and still working hard on their beef cattle and hay farm in Independence County. It’s their passion and dedication that have helped Fred and Dorothy Sue earn the title of the 2016 Independence County Farm Family...

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2016 East Central District Farm Family of the Year – Chris & Nesha Smith

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In this day and time, you don’t see many first generation farmers as it’s a hard business to get into, but Chris and Nesha Smith have defeated the odds. They purchased their farm in 2004 and have worked diligently to build their cattle herd and instill in their 10-year-old daughter their same passion for agriculture. Chris and...

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Fall Farm to Table Recipes

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It may not feel like fall just yet, but it’s time for our fall issue of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Front Porch magazine (which you can see here). This fall’s issue focuses the bountiful harvest of Arkansas farmers that helps fill our holiday tables or football tailgate plates at this time of year. Whether it’s...

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John & Mikki Hamilton ~East Central Farm Family of the Year

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John Hamilton grew up farming alongside his dad. He decided to follow in his father’s footsteps his junior year of college. Thanks to a young farmer loan, John purchased two new tractors and began renting land. However, poor prices and tough ground made for five difficult years that nearly forced John out of farming. Things...

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PHIL & LESIA HAMAKER,  Southwest District Farm Family of the Year

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Phil and Lesia Hamaker grew up on small farms. Each of their grandparents grew up in a time when almost everyone had a garden to help feed their large families. So they inherited their love for farming at a young age. Their first farm was a 10-acre hog operation (farrow to finish) and 5 acres of tomatoes. Since then, they’ve...

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Allen & Melissa Glidewell, North Central Region Farm Family of the Year

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Allen Glidewell got his start in farming with a $5,000 FSA loan and 10 cow-calf pairs. He and his wife, Melissa, have turned those 10 cow-calf pairs into 210 head of cows, 42 replacement heifers and 20 bulls along with three turkey houses and 412 acres of hay on their farm in St. Joe. Allen and Melissa are the 2015 Searcy County...

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