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Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Event Postponed

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced that its Aug. 20 induction ceremony will be postponed due to safety concerns surrounding the increase in COVID-19 cases in Arkansas. The induction ceremony is now scheduled to occur March 4, 2022, effectively skipping a year between induction classes.
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VIDEO: Army Worms in Arkansas

Army worms have been on the march across Arkansas this summer, damaging grass and forage crops. Watch to see what these destructive seasonal invaders have been doing in southwest Arkansas and learn about the challenges of controlling them.
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Arkansas AgCast | July 29, 2021

On this week's edition, we hear about the importance of upcoming agricultural yield surveys from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. We also learn all about soil moisture sensors and other technology for managing irrigation and get the latest on this year’s soybean crop.
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VIDEO: Irrigation Sensors | Dr. Chris Henry

Dr. Chris Henry, water management engineer for the U of A Division of Ag, shares insights on leveraging soil moisture sensors and a custom smartphone app for managing irrigation in corn, soybeans and rice. Additionally, Dr. Henry outlines the financial investment for installing and monitoring soil moisture sensors, the water savings and input cost reductions by using this technology. Watch the video to learn more about reducing your irrigation time through ground truth.
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VIDEO: Arkansas Watermelon War

Arkansas has two popular Watermelon Festivals scheduled for the next couple weekends. Cave City holds theirs this weekend and Hope welcomes melon lovers the following weekend. So which city grows the best? We visited both towns to hear why each claims to be home to the state’s tastiest watermelons.
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VIDEO: Still Farming

At our annual Officers & Leaders Conference last week, we premiered this special video highlighting the highs and lows of the past year and how Arkansas farmers and ranchers dealt with a variety of challenges in order to continue doing what they love. See and hear how they stayed strong in the face of adversity and are #StillFarming.
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VIDEO: A Businessman & Horseman

George Eldridge of Gregory is well known as the restauranteur who started Doe's Eat Place Little Rock, AR and the Tamale Factory, but many people don't know this Woodruff County native also owns a working horse ranch on property that's been in his family since the 1800s.
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VIDEO: Champion Rider Hayden Leavell

Staying on top means staying busy. Rising high school senior Hayden Leavell works on his family farm and his neighbor's farm, lifts weights five days a week and practices football, all while making time for his true passion, rodeo. The Franklin County teen is the 2021 Arkansas High School Bareback Reserve Champion. Learn more about this hard worker and his championship dreams.
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