Clark County Farm Bureau President Derek Helms and his wife Carlee operate Helms Dairy Farm near Arkadelphia.
Sixteen-year-old Luke Baker of Siloam Springs loves banana pudding. This recipe of his took second place in the “Party Ideas” category of the 2018 Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest earlier this summer. Baker says the secret to his recipe’s success is the baked bananas it requires. “My recipe tastes great and has great banana flavor,” Baker […]
We may have found one of the tastiest summer treats you can make at home … Peach Pops! Grab your favorite kitchen helper (and some Arkansas peaches) and watch as Woodruff County Cooperative Extension Staff Chair Leigh Ann Bullington shows how easy it is to make these delicious and healthy snacks. Now try making […]
Is it time to rethink any doubts you may have about the healthfulness of eating “full fat” dairy? Maybe so, according to some recent research. A recent article by Hallie Levine for AARP on superfoods touts the health benefits associated with consuming full-fat dairy products. Levine’s article states: “People who ate the most high-fat dairy […]
The 2018 Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest in Little Rock was a showcase for delicious dishes created by youth from around the state. June is Dairy Month, so we will be highlighting some of the best recipes from the event for the next four weeks. First up is a rich, flavorful recipe for Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip […]
Derek Helms is a dairy and row-crop farmer in Clark County and serves as president of the Clark County Farm Bureau. We recently sat down with Derek during a Farm Bureau Member Appreciation event in Arkadelphia to discuss a variety of topics, including the state of the dairy industry, his involvement in Farm Bureau and […]
Five Questions for Dairy Farmer Matt Simon Matt Simon, 43, is a dairy farmer. He farms with his father, Mike and his brothers Frederic, 47, and Jason, 42, at Simon Brothers Dairy just outside of Conway in Faulkner County. Q: What’s the most satisfying aspect of being a dairy farmer? A: The most satisfying thing […]
Luke Baker of Siloam Springs (Benton Co.) and Zarah Dean of Ozark (Franklin Co.) were winners at the 60th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held May 31 at the state fairgrounds in Little Rock. Baker,15, son of James and Sondra Baker, took first place in the Main Dish competition with his “Cheesy Chicken Guacchi Explosion.” […]
I like a buttery Brie spread on crackers with grapes. It is a classic appetizer around my house. However, since this is Dairy Month and I wanted to branch out and do something different with my Brie. I had heard of simply baking the Brie and decided to give it a try.