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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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AgCast: Talking to the new FFA President

A new Arkansas FFA Officer Team has been elected and installed to lead the organization for the next year. Anna Mathis of Valley Springs in Boone County was elected president during the recent annual convention in Hot Springs. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, she shares her feelings about receiving the support of FFA student delegates across the state and her goals for the organization going forward.
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Farm Bureau Names Wortham Outstanding Ag Teacher

Celia Wortham, a kindergarten teacher at Dwight Elementary in Russellville, is Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2019 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. Wortham received the award during a recent surprise announcement at the school.
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Holderfield awarded Farm Bureau Vines Scholarship

Clayton Holderfield of Cabot (Lonoke County) is the 2019 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship. The award was announced at Arkansas State University’s Department of Media Student Honors Banquet in Jonesboro on April 4.
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VIDEO: M*A*S*H Makes a Difference

We spoke to Dr. Mark Jansen, associate professor and chief medical officer for UAMS, about the critical need for recruiting new doctors and health care professionals to Arkansas’s rural areas and to med student Shady Francis, who provided a testimonial on how participation in the M*A*S*H program helped convince him to pursue a career in health care.
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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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