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VIDEO: American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Visits Arkansas

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall visited Arkansas to tour some farms and speak at the Woodruff County Farm Bureau annual meeting. He took time during his trip to discuss some of the issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers and how Farm Bureau is advocating for the best solutions for American agriculture’s challenges.
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VIDEO: Fair Season Fun in Garland County

County Fairs are a fall tradition that bring communities together and celebrate local agriculture. The Garland County Fair is keeping the tradition alive, with a little help from the Garland County Farm Bureau and the Garland County Farm Bureau Women's Committee.
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VIDEO: Policy Development Kicks Off

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization and our members and volunteer leaders work together to define the organization's public policy goals and objectives. ArFB has engaged in the political process since its beginnings in 1935 and this advocacy mission begins with local meetings in each county. The policy development meeting "season" has begun for ArFB members and it's off to a strong start after a multi-county meeting in Harrison.
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AGCAST & VIDEO: A Family Watermelon Tradition

John Kirkpatrick and his daughter Cindy were on hand for the 42nd annual Hope Watermelon Festival, selling melons grown on their farm at Willisville. Growing and selling watermelons is a family tradition that has lasted decades and the father-daughter team share their memories.
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VIDEO: Highlights of the 2018 O&L Conference

From appearances by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Deacue Fields, new dean of the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, to educational break-out sessions and an award ceremony for Young Farmers & Ranchers honorees, the slate was full at the 2018 Officers & Leaders Conference in Rogers. Learn more and hear from attendees in our recap video.
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VIDEO: Watermelon Celebration

Hope, Arkansas, and watermelons have become synonymous, and the Hope Watermelon Festival has a lot to do with this. Learn more about the history of this fruitful relationship between a town and a gourd and hear about one of the Festival's first "Watermelon Queens."
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AGCAST: Outgoing FFA President Brady Gentry

The Arkansas FFA organization held its 91st convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center April 23-25. It was the final event for Brady Gentry as president and leader of the state officer team. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, Brady shares how being president has prepared him for the future and how being involved in FFA helps young people become better citizens and adults.
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PODCAST: Connecting Consumers & Farmers

Krista Cupp, vice president of The Herald Group in Washington, D.C. was selected to be the keynote speaker during both days of the Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference in North Little Rock, and with good reason. She's been working for years to help close the gap between food producers and consumers. Hear how she thinks women in agriculture can positively change how farmers and farming are viewed by the world.
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VIDEO: Meet the 2018 Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Inductees

Last week, more than 700 farmers, ranchers, educators, state leaders and friends of Arkansas agriculture attended the 31st annual Agriculture Hall of Fame induction luncheon in Little Rock, marking the largest crowd ever to attend the event. Learn more about each of this year's distinguished inductees.
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