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 of...

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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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Homegrown Hero: Saline County Vet Brings Military Discipline to Farming

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From Battlefields to Farm Fields ~ Veteran Signs Up for Farm Duty Damon Helton is a veteran farmer. Correction: Damon Helton is a veteran and a farmer. Helton is a decorated veteran of the U.S. armed forces with five deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan, but he’s a relative newcomer to agriculture. Still, watching Helton zoom...

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Melvin Daniel {Faces of Agriculture}

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by Mollie Dykes Agricultural education instructor. Extension agent. Cattle farmer. Farm Bureau board member. Melvin Daniel may be retired, but these are just a few of the hats he’s worn throughout a career dedicated to agriculture. And he hasn’t completely hung up those hats. Daniel continues to stay involved with Lake Hamilton...

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The Bee Man Abuzz
Jul 14, 15
 

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“Want to see a bee sting me?” This is and isn’t a serious question. Beekeeper and farmer James Rhein of Mountain Home is rarely serious and he loves nothing more than telling jokes and amusing stories. However, he is not kidding about having a bee sting him in order to illustrate a point. “I’ve been stung so often I’m...

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Farmer Profile ~ Cassie Davis

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Cassie Davis ~ Washington County Cassie and husband Scott have 175 head of dairy cattle they milk twice a day. They have three young daughters, also referred to as their milkmaids. Cassie helps Scott run a hands-on operation in every way. They have two hired hands, but everything they expect them to do, Scott and Cassie also do...

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