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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Young Farmer & Rancher Spotlight: The Allen Family

The Allen family settled in Grant County and began raising cattle there in the late 1800’s. Jamey Allen and his wife Sara are continuing that legacy on a farm consisting of around 1,200 commercial crossbred beef mama cows spread across four counties. “Angus, Hereford, and Brahman are the predominant breeds in our herd,” says Jamey. […]

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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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5C Spotlight: Meet Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook, owner of 5C Cattle Co. in Wooster (Faulkner County), is a first-generation cattle producer a graduate of the agriculture program at the University of Arkansas. She recently wrote a column for ArkansasBusiness.com about the importance of opening the China market to U.S. beef. In the column, she provided some interesting anecdotes about her […]

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Throwback Thursday {Cool Summer Salads}

With summer vacation in full swing, weekends at the lake and late nights at the ball field, these recipes for a ‘cool’ summer salads will help to keep the heat away. Arkansas Rice, Corn and Black Bean Salad   Secret Fruit Salad   Easy Pasta Salad Gluten-Free Summer Veggie Pasta Salad   Fresh Cucumber and […]

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Throwback Thursday {Steaks for Father’s Day}

How about treating your dad to one of these Sizzling Summer Steaks for Father’s Day? Show him how much you care with a tender piece of beef cooked just for him. Chili-Marinated Steaks with Cilantro Cream   Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri Vinaigrette Salad   Sirloin Steak with Garlic, Ginger, and Soy Marinade   Grilled […]

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Throwback Thursday {National Dairy Month – Cheese}

To celebrate National Dairy Month, we are sharing recipes that showcase one of our favorite dairy products: CHEESE! Celebrate with us and cook up one of these tasty dishes. Let’s start off with the ultimate cheese platter for National Cheese Day on June 4. An Easy Cheese Plate Cheese Grits and a Fried Egg   […]

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Throwback Thursday {National Strawberry Month}

Whether you buy your strawberries at the grocery store, a farmer’s market, or pick them yourself at one of the many farms across our state, we have some great recipes to enjoy the bounty of the season. Check out these wonderful recipes! Fresh Strawberry Bread with Strawberry Cream Butter   Strawberry Skillet Crisp   Strawberry […]

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