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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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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Growing Healthy Hospital Meals

We visited the Heart Hospital Clinic’s garden and greenhouse to see how the hospital’s culinary team is growing and incorporating microgreens and other fresh produce into their hospital’s meals.

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A Livestock Tradition Continues at Big D Ranch

On Big D Ranch near Center Ridge, members of the DeSalvo family have been raising cattle since the 1800s. Today they focus on the development of registered Ultrablack bulls and heifers using artificial insemination, genetic selection and ultrasound data to advance the breed.

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From Beer to Brats

A great relationship between two women entrepreneurs gives new meaning to farm-to-table. Rose Schweikhart of Superior Bathhouse Brewery in Hot Springs National Park and Valorie Lee of JV Farms in Bismarck turn waste grain from beer making into food for hogs. And then the hogs are turned into franks and bratwursts and served at the brewery restaurant. Watch their story.

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In the Bee Business

We visited Jeremy Bemis on his family’s tree farm near the southern Pulaski County town of Wrightsville. A brief venture into growing pumpkins and Christmas trees led to development of Bemis Honeybee Farm, which Jeremy and his wife Emily operate.

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