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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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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Dairy Delicious: Dairy Contest Winning Recipes

Luke Baker of Siloam Springs (Benton Co.) and Zarah Dean of Ozark (Franklin Co.)  were winners at the 60th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held May 31 at the state fairgrounds in Little Rock. Baker,15, son of James and Sondra Baker, took first place in the Main Dish competition with his “Cheesy Chicken Guacchi Explosion.” […]

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Fall Farm to Table Recipes

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 turkey, […]

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My Brother’s Salsa

“Make it delicious and they will come.” – Helen Lampkin When Helen Lampkin was a young wife in central Arkansas, she made the decision to be a homemaker.  She did this at a time when many women were leaving the house to pursue a career. “I got a lot of grief from other women about […]

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NWA vs Hunger

Taste Arkansas connects Arkansans interested in food; from farmers and ranchers to chefs to moms looking for recipes to feed their families. But, did you know that one in five Arkansans suffer from hunger? One in four kids in Arkansas suffer from hunger and Arkansas leads the country in terms of senior citizen hunger.  Well, Bret […]

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Moms on the Farm Tour

It’s not that I’m a city girl, but the farms I grew up around were like distant planets to me. I knew they were there, but didn’t know much else about them. So when Janeal Yancey asked if any of the Arkansas Women Bloggers wanted to attend the Moms on the Farm tour, I jumped at the […]

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Five common misconceptions about your holiday bird

It is no secret that my parents raise turkeys for Butterball LLC. Last year I even shared a behind-the-scenes look at turkey farms in this very magazine. As an insider, my friends that don’t have access to the farming lifestyle ask me tons of questions. I am happy to share a little bit about our family farm and what I’ve learned about agriculture. I thought this year, in honor of Thanksgiving, I should share five misconceptions that I am asked about on a regular basis.

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