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PODCAST & VIDEO: Drought hits ranchers, winter wheat

Arkansas has been experiencing drought conditions since September, and the month of November was the driest on record for many counties. The lack of rainfall is limiting the amount of pasture available to ranchers for grazing herds and preventing some from planting winter wheat. Hear more about the drought problems from two UA Extension experts and a Polk County rancher.
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UPDATED: Video and podcast with the 2017 Farm Family of the Year

Luke and Deedee Alston of Polk County, owners of Holly Springs Homestead near Mena, were named the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. After receiving the award, they took time to share what the honor means to them and how they will use this platform to educate visitors to the homestead about why agriculture is so important to Arkansas.
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PODCAST: Allen Talks Communication Boot Camp

Magen Allen of Bismarck is a member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee and participated in the 2017 American Farm Bureau Women's Communication Boot Camp. She took time during the ArFB annual convention to discuss her experience and why it’s important for women to become better advocates for agriculture.
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VIDEO & PODCAST: Overcoming Generational Differences

Leading Across Generations was the theme of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 83rd annual convention. Keynote speaker Haydn Shaw, an expert on generational differences, discussed how farming and ranching families can overcome the challenges that arise when multiple generations work together. Watch to hear more from Shaw and Arkansas farmers.
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PODCAST: Thanksgiving Meal Costs Down in the U.S.

For the third year in a row, it will cost consumers in Arkansas and across the country a little less to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Hear why in our new podcast about the American Farm Bureau's 32nd annual survey of Thanksgiving meal costs.
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PODCAST: ArFB State Resolutions Meeting 2017

Resolutions are submitted by each county Farm Bureau that are discussed and approved for consideration by voting delegates at the organization’s annual business session. Jeff Pitchford, Director of State Affairs for Arkansas Farm Bureau, explains the importance of the resolutions process.
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PODCAST: The State of Rice

In the conversation Michael Klein of the USA Rice Federation updates the situation concerning rice trade with China and why protecting the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada is so important.
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PODCAST: UAM’s Bob Stark on Collegiate Farm Bureau, tomatoes & more

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has a vibrant and successful Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter that is allowing agriculture majors to learn more about Farm Bureau and develop leadership skills. Hear faculty advisor Bob Stark discuss the program and their research on heirloom tomatoes.
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PODCAST: Veterans 4 Ag Summit

The first Veterans 4 Ag Summit will be held Friday, Oct. 6 on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. In this podcast, we discuss the focus of the summit and how it can connect veterans with farmers and ranchers who can answer their questions about starting their own farming operation.
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Delta School Garden, Integrated Learning

The mission of the Delta School in Wilson, Arkansas is to nourish every child’s strengths so each child is able to form healthy relationships, discover meaningful work, and make unique contributions to the world. The school’s state-of-the-art garden classroom allows all levels of learners to participate in the school garden initiative.
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