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VIDEO: Finding Future Vets

The 4-H Veterinary Science Program was created to introduce young people to the field of veterinary medicine and help address a need for more large- and food-animal veterinarians in Arkansas. Watch our new video to hear from program leaders and participants.
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PODCAST: Seeking Future Vets at 4H Vet Science Camp

A group of 55 teenagers from around the state recently participated in a three-day Arkansas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp at the University of Arkansas. They took part in a variety of hands-on sessions with veterinarians including honeybees, horses and cattle. Veterinarian Lloyd Keck of West Fork participated in the camp and shared his thoughts on the value of the camp and need for more large animal veterinarians.
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Fort Smith's Jones Named Outstanding Teacher

Brandy Jones, a fifth-grade social studies and writing teacher at Woods Elementary in Fort Smith, is Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2017 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. Jones was recognized during a special ceremony at the school April 28.
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New Nonprofit ArFB Foundation Launches

The Arkansas Farm Bureau has officially launched the Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising arm to support agriculture education, research, disaster preparedness and potential litigation. Learn all about this important new initiative.
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Applications available for M*A*S*H camps

Applications are now available to high school students for the summer M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps. These camps will be located at 32 medical facilities throughout Arkansas. Two new host facilities have been added this year at Dewitt Hospital and Conway Regional Medical Center.
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PODCAST: Agriculture Safety Awareness Week

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S., but most farm-related injuries and deaths are preventable. Listen as Amanda Williams, education and safety coordinator for Arkansas Farm Bureau, discusses the upcoming Agriculture Safety Awareness Week, the meaning this year’s theme of “Get out of my Space,” and some simple safety basics.
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PODCAST: UA, A-State Partner for Unique Poultry Science Degree Program

The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University announced a partnership to help fill a need for more graduates in poultry science. In our latest podcast, hear ASU College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology Dean Tim Burcham discuss the launch of this dual transfer "3-plus-1" bachelor’s degree program and its future benefits to the poultry industry in Arkansas.
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Star City teacher wins Farm Bureau Outstanding Educator award

Arkansas Farm Bureau recognized Leanna Britton of Star City High School as the state’s Outstanding Ag Educator. Valley Springs High School grabbed the top spot as the Outstanding Ag Education Program, and Clinton High School’s Justin Wiedower earned the Outstanding New Ag Educator award. All were recognized at Farm Bureau’s 82nd annual convention Dec. 1 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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