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VIDEO: Benton County Kicks Off Fair Season

Believe it or not, fair season is here. Beyond the rides and food, it's a time of building connections between urban and rural communities and the agriculture industry and those outside of it. Benton County Farm Bureau leaders explain how they're using their annual petting zoo at the county fair to bridge the gap between producers and consumers in their community.
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AgCast: Wiseman Wins Discussion Meet

Taylor Wiseman of Fayetteville, a graduate assistant majoring in agriculture economics at the University of Arkansas, won the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet at this year's Arkansas Farm Bureau Officers & Leaders Conference. Hear what she had to say after the competition.
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VIDEO: Expert Interviews at O&L Conference

A variety of industry, education and government experts attended our recent Officers & Leaders conference in Hot Springs. We caught up with a few of these presenters for video interviews, including Farm Service Agency State Executive Director David Curtis and Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Mike Sullivan. Hear what they had to say about disaster recovery, new programs and more.
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Officers & Leaders 2019: Leader Reactions

Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders from around the state gathered in Hot Springs July 22-23 for the 71st ArFB Officers & Leaders Conference. Several of those in attendance spoke about the importance of the annual gathering and what they learned during the event. Watch our interviews with Woodruff County Farm Bureau board member Terrance Scott, Mississippi County Farm Bureau President Heath Donner and Monroe County Farm Bureau President Bo Mason.
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Top Young Farmers Recognized

Mark Morgan of Clarksville and Matt Shekels of Harrison, earned the top two Young Farmers & Ranchers awards. The two and their families were honored July 22 at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 71st Officers & Leaders Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The awards honor young farmers and ranchers ages 18-35 for the general excellence of their operations, their hard work and innovation.
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Young Farmer & Rancher Award Finalists Named

The finalists in Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award and Excellence in Agriculture Award have been announced. The awards honor young farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18-35 for the general excellence of their operations, their hard work and innovation.
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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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Winners Named in 2019 Dairy Foods Contest

Sixteen-year-old Faith Fritch of Hiwasse and 18-year-old Kalin Key of El Dorado bested five other finalists in their respective categories in the 2019 Arkansas Farm Bureau Dairy Foods Contest June 6 at the state fairgrounds in Little Rock. Fritch’s Salted Caramel Mini Cheesecakes recipe won in the “Party Ideas” competition, while Key’s Almost Cajun Creamy Shrimp and Grits dish earned the top spot in the “Main Dishes” category.
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