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VIDEO: Where's the Quality Beef?

Chase DeCoite, director of Beef Quality Assurance for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, took part in this week’s Animal Wellbeing Forum in Russellville, hosted by Arkansas Farm Bureau and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service. He took time to explain the importance and benefits to ranchers of participating in the Beef Quality Assurance Program.
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VIDEO: Cooking for a Cause in McCrory

We spoke to Leigh Ann Bullington of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Service about "The Warehouse," a program helping the needy in the community of McCrory. Bullington provides nutrition education and cooking demonstrations.
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AGCAST: Ark. Women in Ag President Monica Paskewitz

Arkansas Women in Agriculture recently held its annual conference. We caught up with to group's president, Monica Paskewitz, who explained the reason behind the group's creation, its growth and success and why more of Arkansas's farming and ranching women should get involved.
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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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Farmers' Day at the Legislature 2019 Wrap-Up

On Tuesday, March 12, more than 100 Arkansas Farm Bureau member farmers and ranchers visited the Arkansas State Capitol to share their concerns with legislators and to attend the signing of proclamations declaring March 10-16 as Arkansas Agriculture Week and March 12 as Farmers' Day.
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VIDEO: Meet the Hall of Famers

On Friday, March 1, in Little Rock, the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame honored five individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest business sector. Hear from this year’s class of distinguished inductees.
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VIDEO: Flower & Garden Show Preview

The 2019 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show is March 1-3 at the State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. Check out our interview with David Munsey III of Better Lawns & Gardens, a Flower & Garden Show board member, who gives us a sneak peek at the event and talks about what visitors can expect to see and do.
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VIDEO: Big Broadband News

Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden hosted a special ribbon cutting and panel discussion to celebrate some $20 million in funding for a cooperative venture bringing high-speed internet access to a critically undeserved area of Arkansas. U.S. Congressman Bruce Westerman was on hand, as was Mark Lundy, president of Arkansas Rural Internet Service, the venture that worked to attract the funding.
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AGCAST: Blackberry Growers Gather

Around 100 growers and fruit specialists attended a meeting in Little Rock Feb. 16 to discuss the formation of an Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association. It was also an opportunity for growers to learn about a new blackberry variety and how to effectively market their crops. Listen to our interviews with a horticulture specialist and a blackberry grower.
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VIDEO: Local Conversations Event

At the Arkansas Agriculture Department's 2019 Local Conversations event at the Hermitage Community Center in Bradley County last week, crop farmers joined local school food service and nutrition directors, food distribution representatives and other industry representatives to discuss marketing opportunities for locally grown products. See what the event was like and hear from those who attended.
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