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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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PODCAST: Irrigation Funds Dry Up

The Grand Prairie and Bayou Meto surface water irrigation projects are on hold, waiting for additional funding in order to deliver water from the White and Arkansas rivers to farmers. In this conversation, two project leaders – Dennis Carman and Tom Fortner – discuss the challenges with the projects and how they're hoping a public-private partnership will provide needed funding to complete them.
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PODCAST: Dicamba Field Trials Update

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture weed scientists Jason Norsworthy, Tom Barber and Bob Scott have conducted field trials to determine the volatility of dicamba-based products Engenia and XtendiMax on soybeans.
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PODCAST: National Farmers Market Week

Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed August 6-12 Farmers Market Week in Arkansas. In this conversation, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward discusses the important role farmers markets play in local communities.
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PODCAST: The Story of a Foundation Donation

Arkansas Farm Bureau has launched the Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) fundraising arm. The first organization to receive support from the Foundation was the Arkansas chapter of the American Red Cross. In this conversation, Chuck Tucker of Arkansas Farm Bureau and Lori McFarlane of the Red Cross discuss why the Foundation was created and how it can help charitable organizations like the Red Cross in a time of need.
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PODCAST: Ag Tech in the Air

Satellite imagery and unmanned aerial systems are transforming the way farmers and ranchers are scouting their fields for disease and improving crop yield. Terry Spurlock, a plant pathologist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, discussed this topic at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Officers and Leaders Conference in Hot Springs. In this podcast, he talks about how this technology will help producers save time and money and improve their operations.
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PODCAST: Telling the Farming Side

South Dakota ranchers Troy and Stacy Hadrick were keynote speakers at the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Officers & Leaders conference in Hot Springs. The couple travels the U.S. and the globe speaking to farmers and ranchers about "telling the farming story." Hear about their mission and why they are so passionate about it.
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