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Meet the 2018 Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Inductees

Meet the 2018 Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Inductees

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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Stocking the Pantry

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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Teaching Grain Bin Safety

Teaching Grain Bin Safety

Grain bins can be a hazard for farmers and their employees. Accident’s turn to tragedy quickly and rescues are challenging for all involved. With this in mind, Farm Bureau sponsored a grain bin safety program to help prepare for these difficult situations. About 100 first responders and farmers learned what to do in case of such an emergency at a class held in Lonoke County on Bevis Farms.
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Food Safety First

Food Safety 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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NAFTA News

NAFTA News

ArFB President Randy Veach spoke Tuesday alongside Governor Asa Hutchinson in Rogers in support of the North American Free Trade agreement at an event hosted by the World Trade Center Arkansas. Several members of the ArFB state board and local county leadership were also in attendance, along with representatives from Tyson Foods, Walmart and Riceland Foods.
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Donation supports M*A*S*H

Donation supports M*A*S*H

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, a charitable foundation established and funded by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has made a $65,150 donation to the Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation to support the Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) program, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
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Cold Snap Safety

Cold Snap Safety

Like many livestock farmers in Arkansas, Luke Alston has been trying to protect his animals from the effects of the sub-freezing weather the past week. A poultry and cattle rancher near Mena, Alston explains the challenges and costs involved with ensuring animal safety during bitter winds and cold.
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Convention Recap 2018

Convention Recap 2018

Arkansas farmers and ranchers were among the more than 7,000 who attended American Farm Bureau’s 99th annual convention in Nashville, January 6-10. Watch our wrap-up to learn more.
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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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