Sweet Corn with Basil Butter

June 11 is National Corn on the Cob Day. Who can resist this sweet summer treat. Boiled corn and grilled corn doused in melted butter with salt and pepper are certainly favorites. However, this recipe involves iron skillet-charred ears of sweet corn topped with a fresh basil butter mixture. Visit your local farmers market or […]

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Dairy Delicious: Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Chicken Sliders

The 2018 Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest in Little Rock was a showcase for delicious dishes created by youth from around the state. June is Dairy Month, so we will be highlighting some of the best recipes from the event for the next four weeks. First up is a rich, flavorful recipe for Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip […]

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Farm Fresh Food for Arkansas Schools

The Danville School System is one several in Arkansas participating in the “Farm to School” program that connects farmers and ranchers with schools to provide fresh, locally grown produce for their food programs. In this interview for Arkansas AgCast, Marcia Tramel, Food Service Director for the Danville School District in Yell County, discusses how she […]

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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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Project Cotton Runway

Project Cotton Runway Sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, Project Cotton Runway is a new fashion challenge competition designed to provide a unique learning opportunity for Arkansas College students studying fashion. Teams of three students enrolled in fashion design create a mini collection constructed of 100% cotton fabric and compete for scholarships and a trip […]

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Something Simple for Strawberry Month

It’s National Strawberry Month, so pick up a bunch of these delicious berries grown by an Arkansas farmer and make a time-tested (and amazingly simple) summer treat the whole family can enjoy. First, drench a piece of angel food or pound cake in cold heavy whipping cream, allowing it to soak in fully. Then cover […]

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The Bee Man and His Not-So-Secret Life

by Keith Sutton, Arkansas Farm Bureau Should you have the opportunity to meet James Rhein of Mountain Home, two things are certain: you’ll laugh, and you’ll learn lots of interesting things about honeybees. This jovial 75-year-old Baxter County beekeeper is constantly joking with the people around him. But when James is not keeping you in […]

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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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