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FFOY 2017: The Alstons

FFOY 2017: The Alstons

Learn more about Luke and Deedee Alston and their sons Ryan and Drey. The Alstons are the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year and they own Holly Springs Homestead, a cattle, poultry and agritourism farm near Mena. Luke and Deedee left successful off-farm jobs to develop the farm just a few years ago, a move he called a "leap of faith."
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Bridging Generational Divides

Bridging Generational Divides

Leading Across Generations was the theme of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 83rd annual convention. Keynote speaker Haydn Shaw, an expert on generational differences, has written a book titled, “Sticking Points: How to get the 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart. He says that generational sticking points are inevitable, but but can be overcome both in traditional offices and on family farms and ranches.
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Veteran Turns Ag Teacher

Veteran Turns Ag Teacher

Sgt. Brian Jackson served 10 years in the Army National Guard. Now, he is the vo-ag instructor at Smackover High School and Smackover FFA advisor. He shared his story with us for Veterans Day.
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Pecan Purpose

Pecan Purpose

Through years of ups and downs and a near-death experience, 55-year-old Billy Wilchman of Conway County has tried a number of agricultural enterprises. Hogs, cattle, poultry, produce, even fresh water prawns and earthworms. But he settled on what he loves most, growing pecans.
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Spotlight on the Delta School

Spotlight on the Delta School

A state-of-the-art, outdoor-classroom garden is a key component of the learning experience at The Delta School, a college preparatory school in the Mississippi County community of Wilson.
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Fighting Feral Hogs

Fighting Feral Hogs

Farmers and ranchers across the state continue to suffer damage from feral hogs. Bruce Jackson of Sevier County discusses his problems with the nuisance animals and how he's dealing with them.
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Vets 4 Ag Highlights

Vets 4 Ag Highlights

The inaugural Veterans 4 Ag Summit in Jonesboro brought together military veterans and agriculture and veterans organizations to discuss potential careers in agriculture. See what speakers and attendees had to say about the event.
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Farming, Fathers & Fighting Time

Farming, Fathers & Fighting Time

Quinn Brown lived for farming, but at 94, he is struggling against the ravages of time and Alzheimer's. Now his devoted son and grandson are making sure he can still take part in the work that has been his passion for so long.
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YF&R Spotlight: The McDonalds

YF&R Spotlight: The McDonalds

Tyler and Randi McDonald had to overcome a major flood two years ago to keep their diverse farming operation going. They persevered and are an example of a young farm family that is the future of agriculture in Arkansas.
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YF&R Spotlight: The Damrons

YF&R Spotlight: The Damrons

Chris Damron has always known that farming the land is what he was called to do. He and his wife Breanne are raising their children and doing their part to help feed the world on their farm in Craighead County.
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