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AgCast: Tell Tells All About STEM Event

Leslee Tell teaches Advanced Nutrition & Dietetics at the Conway Area Career Center in Conway High School. She spoke to us about attending the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s "On The Farm STEM Experience" in May and how it taught her about beef production and provided ideas to share with her students.
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VIDEO: Seep Water Swallows Cropland

Kenny Holt grows corn and soybeans in the Snow Lake community of southern Phillips County along the Mississippi River. The river has been near flood stage for several months and "seep water" coming up from underground has flooded thousands of acres of cropland and pasture throughout the region and has helped make this one of the most difficult seasons in Holt's memory.
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VIDEO: Llama Lookouts

Guard llamas? Really? You bet! Top AI Angus breeder Shirley Williams of Fair Oaks Farm near Van Buren, uses llamas to protect her registered seed-stock Angus. Llamas have an instinctive dislike for canids, like wild dogs and coyotes. Shirley loves her llamas and hasn't lost a single calf since they began guarding her herd 10 years ago.
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VIDEO: National Ag in the Classroom Comes to LR

Arkansas was a “Natural” location to host the 2019 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, which attracted more than 500 educators from across the nation and featured numerous workshops and nationally recognized speakers, such as animal welfare expert and author Temple Grandin. See highlights from the conference and hear from ArFB Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher of the Year Celia Wortham.
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VIDEO: M*A*S*H "Crash" Teaches Lessons

Renisha Ward, coordinator the M*A*S*H camp at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, talks about how their “MASH Crash” simulated automobile accident involving local first responders demonstrates the dangers of distracted driving in a very real way.
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VIDEO: The JV Farms Story

Jay Lee's family has been farming in the Bismarck community of Hot Spring County since the 1800s. Now Jay and his wife Valorie are continuing the multi-generation family legacy with JV Farms Homestead, where they sell their pork, dairy, eggs and produce direct to customers on the farm and at farmers markets in central Arkansas.
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VIDEO: The Most Challenging Season Yet?

Abraham Carpenter Jr. talks about how weather has made this perhaps the most difficult planting season he's faced during his decades of growing produce. Carpenter and his family run Carpenter Produce, multi-generational farm in Lincoln County that has been in operation for more than 50 years.
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