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Cedar Ridge teacher is Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Ag Educator

Arkansas Farm Bureau recognized Tim Cunningham of Cedar Ridge High School in Independence County as its Outstanding Ag Educator. Carlisle High School’s Carly Bokker earned the Outstanding New Ag Educator Award, and Clinton High School grabbed the top spot as the Outstanding Ag Education Program. All were recognized at Farm Bureau’s 85th Annual Convention, Dec. 4, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
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VIDEO: Riding for Championships

The University of Arkansas Ranch Horse Team keeps alive the horsemanship skills that once ruled the iconic cattle drives of the Old West. Formed in 2016, the two-time national champions recruit skilled riders and compete several times during the school year. Watch these skilled riders and learn their story.
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VIDEO: A History of Success at Hermitage High

We talk to Hermitage High School Ag Instructor Joe Don Greenwood, who is also the coach of the school's winning forestry team. He discussed his four decades in agriculture education and introduced us to members of this year's forestry team.
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VIDEO: Reflecting on Lifetime in Ag Education

Don't ever downplay the importance of agriculture education in our public school system. As Adolph Vodrazka will tell you, it's absolutely necessary. The influence of this longtime ag education teacher on his students is multi-generational. Watch as the retired 92-year-old Pope County icon tells the farming story through the eyes of an educator.
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VIDEO: SAU Rodeo Team Wrangles Championships

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia has one of only two collegiate rodeo teams in the state. The Muleriders rodeo team has a proud history dating to the 1980s and recruits student-athletes from across the country. Coach Rusty Hayes was a member of the school's original team and has coached a number of national champion riders. The team will host their annual rodeo Oct. 31-Nov. 2, so we paid a visit to hear from members of this year's squad.
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Harvest Season Road Safety

Harvest season is here and that means large farm equipment and trucks on roadways around Arkansas. We've put together some basic safety tips for drivers and for farmers who will be operating equipment or transporting equipment and crops on local highways and streets.
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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: 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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AgCast: Moms on the Farm

Just in time for Mother's Day, Arkansas Agcast visited with Janeal Yancy, a meat scientist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, who leads the "Moms on the Farm" program. She takes groups of mothers on farm tours to learn firsthand how food is produced and how it gets from farm to table.
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