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Telling Her Story | 2022 AITC Outstanding Teacher

Leslee Ann Tell of Clinton, an Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics instructor at Conway High School, is the 2022 Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. We visited her to find out what inspired her to teach her students about farm-to-table and how her students have been inspired to learn more about where their food comes from.
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Community Champion Becomes ArFB Member

Annie Abrams is an Arkansas legend, and now she’s a member of Arkansas Farm Bureau! A retired educator and nationally recognized civic and political activist, Abrams is now 90 and staying busy by helping distribute Arkansas Farm Bureau Election Directories. ArFB Vice President of Public Affairs & Government Relations Stanley Hill and ArFB Vice President of Organization & Member Programs Justin Reynolds visited Abrams at her home to present her with her honorary membership in appreciation of her efforts and for being a champion in her community.
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Passing it On | Colt Starting with Top Hand Clinics

Like many aspects of agriculture, colt starting, horse training and horsemanship are often generationally passed down. But what if there isn’t another generation to pass those skills to or what if there’s no one left in the family to learn from? We spent some time with Top Hand Clinics and Crossroads Cowboy Church in Hot Spring County to learn how they’re working to ensure future generations have access to the knowledge required to use equine for agriculture and hobby purposes.
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More than Tulips | True Colors Farm

Shortly before Mother’s Day, we visited with Kelli Jenson of True Colors Farm by PerspectAbility, Northwest Arkansas’s first u-pick tulip farm. She shared the story of why and how the business came to be and how it relates to her role as a mother.
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Pitchford Named EVP at Arkansas Farm Bureau

Jeff Pitchford has been named as Arkansas Farm Bureau’s executive vice president. The organization’s board of directors voted Thursday to elevate Pitchford to the organization’s top position, replacing Warren Carter, who previously announced his retirement, effective May 31.
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Ask a Farmer, Ep. 5 | Cattle Questions

You had cattle questions, so we got some answers! We visited Jefferson County for Episode 5 of our Ask a Farmer Series to visit with Darnell Davis. Davis has been ranching for 15 years, so he agreed to show us around and answer questions about raising cattle.
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2022 County Farm Families of the Year Named

The 75th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program has named the 2022 County Farm Families of the Year. The families will be visited by a set of judges to determine eight District Farm Families of the Year, which will be announced June 14. The state Farm Family of the Year will be announced in December at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon.
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