The Learning Garden

One of the best ways to learn about where food comes from and the hard work it takes to grow it, is to plant your own vegetable garden. Master Gardener and Pulaski County Farm Bureau board member Kathy Ratcliffe talks about what students learn when experiencing the Farm Bureau Federation inspired demonstration garden at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center in Ferndale.

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A New Foundation

Brian Weisenfels loves his black baldy cattle. The white head and black body are typical of this crossbreed of Hereford and solid black angus cattle. These 40 transplant beef cattle from Montana are his pride and joy. Meet this Logan County rancher and learn how he’s using them as the foundation to build a new herd. Arkansas’ excellent forage production is a great strength to the state’s beef producers.

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The Grapes of Benevolence

Paul Post, president of Arkansas’ largest winery, discusses factors that led to this year’s fruitful grape harvest, particularly muscadine grapes.

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Favorite Time of the Year

Meet Mason Sickle, a Prairie County rice farmer. September is National Rice Month, and it’s Mason Sickle’s favorite part of the year – harvest time!

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Rice Farming 101

September is National Rice Month, and Arkansas produces more rice than any other state. Trent Dabbs comes from a long line of rice farmers. The Arkansas County, fourth-generation rice farmer has a serious passion for what he does. In our series, “Rows and Ranches,” Trent describes the planting process.

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Sake Farmer Chris Isbell

September is National Rice month, and this week we are highlighting our rice growing 2018 Arkansas Farm Family of the year, The Isbells. They will also be competing for the 2019 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year in Georgia, where they will compete against nine other farms.

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Tomato Farmer Talks Success, Struggles & the Future

James Meeks is a fifth-generation farmer who has become known across Arkansas and the mid-south for his tomato, watermelon and “u-pick” produce operation near Hamburg in Ashley County. He and his business partner have overcome regulatory and workforce challenges and built their Triple M Farms into a key tomato provider for Walmart, Subway restaurants and […]

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Arkansas’ Peach Pickin’ Paradise

August is National Peach Month. We visited peach grower Mark Morgan at his farm Peach Pickin’ Paradise, and he told us about his popular ag-tourism u-pick orchard.

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Family, Faith & Growing a Business

Six generations of the Post family have been making juice and wine in Arkansas for more than 100 years. Earlier this month, Post patriarch Mathew turned 94 years old, so we thought we’d share this special video about the family’s business, their beliefs and their unique corner of the Arkansas agriculture industry.

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Farmer Profile: John Wallace

Knowing where your food comes from means getting to know the farmers how grow or raise it. That’s why we like to regularly turn the spotlight on some of the Arkansas farmers and ranchers who are working hard to put food on tables around the country and the world. This week, we introduce you to […]

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