Farmer Q&A: Nita & Gary Cooper

Nita and Gary Cooper run a small cattle operation on their farm near Everton, a tiny hamlet in Boone County. They’re still farming and working to put food on tables during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about them.

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Farmer Q&A: Robby Bevis

Robby Bevis is a fifth-generation farmer from Lonoke. He holds a degree in agricultural business from Arkansas State University. He and his wife Stephanie have three children and grow corn, soybeans and rice. He has been farming full-time since 1995 and started his own operation in 1999, after graduating from college. He is a member […]

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Farmer Q&A: James Meeks

James Meeks is a fifth-generation farmer in Ashley County. He and his business partner and childhood friend, Wendell Moffatt, another multi-generational farmer, decided 22 years ago they “needed to get bigger and sell” produce or “get out of the tomato business entirely.” That’s when the duo started Triple M Farms. Triple M grows tomatoes, pepper, […]

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Comfort Cornbread

Chaotic times call for comfort food. You know. Those foods and family favorite recipes. We all have them. Make one of your comfort favorites today. Cornbread has always been one of mine.

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When Cheating is OK

The tangy taste of sourdough bread? Less work involved? The use of a Dutch oven? Visions of Jack London stories, the history of the Gold Rush, San Francisco, the Klondike and my addiction to cooking with cast iron, especially a Dutch oven. I had to try this recipe.

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Kitchen Tip Tuesday – Try Flaxseed Oil for Re-seasoning Cast Iron

I love cooking with cast iron. Guess I’m just old school. Recently, I noticed my skillets and Dutch oven needed re-seasoning. Previously, I’d used vegetable oil to season them. This time, I decided to use flaxseed oil after reading a Cooks Illustrated article. They tried it in their test kitchen and came away impressed with […]

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A Work Still in Progress

We paid a visit to Allen and Barbara Primm of Hampton, in Calhoun County. The couple were the 2019 Southwest District Farm Family of the Year and they’ve partnered together for 26 years raising cattle, timber and hay. They love life on their farm and introducing others to it. This is their story.

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