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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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 {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 Salsa Month/Cinco de Mayo}

Happy Cinco de Mayo! What better way to celebrate with our neighbors south of the border than with some fresh salsa made from ingredients from farms right here in Arkansas. It’s also a great way to celebrate National Salsa Month! Two-Bean Tacos with Dry Salsa   Fresh Peach and Tomato Salsa   Grilled Southwest Steaks […]

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Slow Cooker Beef and Gravy Over Arkansas Rice

by Arkansas Women Bloggers member Debbie Arnold of Dining With Debbie. Beef production contributes more than $533 million to Arkansas’ economy each year, as well as providing employment opportunities in countless rural farming communities. The Arkansas beef industry existed long before the state became an American territory. Arkansas is primarily a cow-calf state, which means […]

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Homegrown Hero: Saline County Vet Brings Military Discipline to Farming

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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Made Right Sliders

These Made Right Sliders are one of my favorites. This is one of those straightforward, comfort food dishes that I love.

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