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VIDEO: Working with Wagyu

Following up on our podcast interview, we took our cameras to visit Brett Ausley on his family ranch in Hot Spring County. He showed us around and explained why he got into Wagyu beef and began selling it directly to consumers through social media and to local restaurants.
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VIDEO: Beef from Field to Fork

In recent years ranchers have begun selling meat directly to consumers and area restaurants, making use of a growing number of local meat processing facilities. One example is Kenny Simon, a University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture pasture and forage specialist and third-generation cattle producer near Saltilo in Faulkner County.
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VIDEO: Arkansas Timber Production

Timber production in Arkansas is valued at more than $3 billion. Private landowners own almost 60 percent of the forestland in the state providing them a significant marketing and money-making opportunity. Hear from one Arkansas timber producer about his approach to succeeding in the industry.
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VIDEO: Meet the 2018 Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Inductees

Last week, more than 700 farmers, ranchers, educators, state leaders and friends of Arkansas agriculture attended the 31st annual Agriculture Hall of Fame induction luncheon in Little Rock, marking the largest crowd ever to attend the event. Learn more about each of this year's distinguished inductees.
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VIDEO: Flooding, storms hit state farmers

Damaging winds and heavy rains caused problems for farmers around the state late last week. More heavy rain is forecast this week, which could lead to more challenges. See the damage and hear from farmers dealing with the weather-related woes.
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VIDEO: Is Farm to School for you?

The farm to school program has been around for more than a decade, but program administrators are still seeking more Arkansas produce growers to help supply local schools with fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables.
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VIDEO: Seeing Seed Survivor

What is "Seed Survivor"? It's a new, interactive way to teach Arkansas elementary school students about where their food comes from and how plants are grown. See for yourself in our new video.
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VIDEO: Teaching Grain Bin Safety

Farm Bureau sponsored a grain bin safety program to help prepare farmers to avoid potentially deadly accidents. About 100 first responders and farmers learned what to do in case of an emergency at a class held in Lonoke County on Bevis Farms.
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VIDEO: Stocking the Pantry

Arkansas Farm Bureau has a strong tradition of helping fight hunger through a variety of community outreach programs. Recently the Garland County Farm Bureau stepped up to help the local Salvation Army restock its shelves with food for the less fortunate.
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VIDEO: Food safety comes first

As part of the requirements of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, farmers across the state are taking part in special produce safety workshops led by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
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