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VIDEO: Building Community at Olde Crow

Damon and Jana Helton of Saline County raise grass-fed beef, forested hogs and pastured broilers. They've also opened the Olde Crow General Store, where they sell what they've raised, along with other fresh, local items and deli sandwiches. For Damon, the Olde Crow is about connecting his farm to his community.
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VIDEO: Farm-to-School with the Farm Family of the Year

October is National Farm-to-School Month! Luke and Deedee Alston of Polk County are part of the "farm-to-school" movement in Arkansas. The Alstons – the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year – provide fresh vegetables and produce from their Holly Springs Homestead to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.
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VIDEO: Rice Month Celebration

"Rice Day" was celebrated in Arkansas on Thursday, September 13. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the Rice Month proclamation at the state Capitol and rice industry representatives gathered at the Arkansas Foodbank to announce the industry's annual rice donation to feed the hungry.
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AGCAST: Alstons Bring "Farm" to the Tables at UA Rich Mountain

Luke and Deedee Alston are participating in the "farm-to-school" movement in Arkansas by providing fresh vegetables and produce from their Holly Springs Homestead to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Community College in Mena. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, the Alstons and Student Union Manager Jason Wood discuss this partnership and future plans for expansion.
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Grape Country Deals with Storm Remnants

Farmers statewide were scrambling to harvest crops in front of the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon that hit Thursday. Rain continued in areas across the state on Friday, with anywhere from 1 to 6 inches predicted in different regions. Joseph Post of Post Winery is halfway to completing his grape harvest. The last grape species they have to harvest is 100 acres of muscadines.
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VIDEO: One Small Farm's Success Strategy

Clyde Fenton, owner of Fenton's Berry Farm and Fenton's Farm Market near Harrison, explains how a small acreage farmer can survive and thrive with a little planning and diversification.
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Q&A: Fighting the Feral Hog Problem

Following our recent Arkansas AgCast interview, we continue our discussion with Pike County's Darwin Hendrix about his role on the state's Feral Hog Eradication Task Force and what the future holds for the fight against feral hogs in Arkansas.
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VIDEO: A Little River County Cattle Tradition

The Sansom family has been raising and marketing cattle in Little River County for decades. Jennifer is a single mom of two who has her own angus herd and is selling freezer beef straight from her farm, while her father Dale is a field representative for Superior Livestock Auction, a nationwide online cattle marketing firm. Dale’s father Norman has also worked for the company. Learn more about their multi-generational in our new video.
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