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VIDEO: Meet the Outstanding Ag Teacher

Valerie Lawson, a family and consumer science teacher at Clinton High School in Van Buren County, is Arkansas Farm Bureau's 2020 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. She joined us to talk about the many ways she incorporates agriculture in her students' curriculum.
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VIDEO: Fryar Donation for Risk Management Center at UA

A $10 million endowment was presented to the University of Arkansas System recently by the Fryar Family Charitable Foundation. The donation was to establish the Fryar Price Risk Management Center of Excellence. Dr. Ed Fryar sat down with us this week to discuss the idea behind the Center and the agricultural impact he hopes it will make not only in Arkansas but across the nation.
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VIDEO: Food Safety Research Funding

Dr. Jeyam Subbiah heads the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Food Science Department and is also lead investigator for the UA Agricultural Experiment Station's portion of a USDA 5-year research project. The collaborative effort involves nine universities studying food safety in low moisture foods such as nuts, dried foods and cereals. In this Agcast Video Extra he explained the need for the $9.8 million project with ArFB's Ken Moore.
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AgCast for July 2

This week, we talk about the impact of the pandemic on Arkansas’s 4-H programs, and we get to know Dr. Bob Scott, the new director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. We also hear from the man whose shoes he will have to fill, Dr. Rick Cartwright, who retired at the end of June. We also talk to horticulture research professor Elena Garcia about her recent retirement.
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VIDEO: Talking to FFA State President Brooke Bradford

The newly elected State FFA officer team is hard at work preparing for the great things ahead in Arkansas FFA. State President, Brooke Bradford joined Ashlyn Ussery for a conversation about where her FFA journey began and to shine some light on what's in store for members throughout the coming year, despite COVID-19.
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VIDEO: Keeping School Gardens Growing

Students are home on their summer break, as schools in Arkansas anticipate reopening in August. Sarah Lane, Farm to School and Early Childhood Education Program coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, provides an update on how school gardens are being maintained during the summer and how Farm to School is more important than ever during the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing to provide fresh, local produce for children and families in need.
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