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AGCAST & VIDEO: Produce Safety Workshops

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is holding workshops around the state to certify produce farmers and bring them into compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act, a law passed by Congress and signed into law in 2011. We spoke to Assistant Professor Amanda Perez, who is leading workshops, and Clyde Fenton, a program associate working for the U of A Division of Agriculture in Food Systems and Food Safety.
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Applications available for M*A*S*H camps

Applications are now available to high school students for the summer Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camps. These two-week M*A*S*H camps will be offered at 35 different medical facilities throughout Arkansas and are designed to expose rising high-school juniors and seniors to healthcare-related careers.
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Ag Safety Awareness Week is March 3-9

Farm Bureaus across the country are making safety a top priority this spring through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). As a part of ASAP, March 3-9 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. During this week and throughout the year, Arkansas Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers and ranchers to make safety a priority on the farm.
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VIDEO: The Grain Escape

Some 200 farmers attended a recent Grain Bin Safety Program hosted by Arkansas Farm Bureau in Craighead County. The program was presented by Mississippi Farm Bureau. Watch Arkansas Farm Bureau's Maddison Stewart as she offers a close-up look at grain bin dangers and rescue techniques.
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VIDEO: An FFA Family Legacy

The Maloch family of Columbia County has a legacy of service in FFA, on both the state and national levels. State Senator Bruce Maloch served as state president, then as secretary on the National Officer team. All three of his children have followed his example of service and his granddaughter Reese is now a member of her local FFA chapter. Learn their story and find out why FFA is a premier leadership development program.
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AGCAST: Farm to School in Arkansas

October is Farm to School Month, so for our latest Arkansas Agcast, we sat down with Andy Guffey, Farm Bureau's director of education and outreach, to discuss this innovative educational program that brings agriculture and schools together, teaching students where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture to our state and country.
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VIDEO: Farm to School Month Declaration

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently proclaimed October as Arkansas Farm to School Month. During the official ceremony, the Governor also took time to honor school garden and celebrate the 2018 Arkansas School Garden of the Year. Find out why "Farm to School" is so important in Arkansas.
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VIDEO: School Garden Project Honored

Three years ago Sheridan Intermediate School partnered with the Grant County Cooperative Extension Service and other organizations to develop a school garden. The students recently harvested sweet potatoes they planted last spring and now the school has been recognized as having the state’s “Best School Garden” by the Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit.
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AGCAST: School Garden Sweet Potatoes

This week students at Sheridan Intermediate School harvested sweet potatoes they planted last spring, just in time for the holidays and Farm to School Month. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, Grant County Cooperative Extension Service staff chair Brad McGinley and his wife Serena, a science teacher at the school, discuss the importance of the garden to students and the community.
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Muscadine: The Natural State Grape

University of Arkansas Distinguished Professor of Horticulture John Clark spoke at a muscadine workshop, Sept. 11 at the UA Fruit Research Station on Red Lick Mountain near Clarksville. More than 50 growers and hobbyists from a half-dozen states attended the workshop to compare notes and hear about the latest research on "Arkansas's favorite grape." Hear what Clark has to say about the muscadine and why it works so well in our state.
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