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AGCAST: Farm to Table at El Dorado's Griffin Restaurant

The Farm to Table movement is growing in restaurants across the state and the Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado is on the leading edge of the effort to offer local products from Arkansas farms and ranches. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Elizabeth Young, director of Farm and Sustainable Initiatives for the Murphy Arts District, where the Griffin is located, talks about why they've worked hard to partner with Arkansas farms to offer fresh, Arkansas grown food products.
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AGCAST: Farm to School Success in Danville

The Danville School System is one several in Arkansas participating in the “Farm to School” program that connects farmers and ranchers with schools to provide fresh, locally grown produce for their food programs.
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VIDEO: Working with Wagyu

Following up on our podcast interview, we took our cameras to visit Brett Ausley on his family ranch in Hot Spring County. He showed us around and explained why he got into Wagyu beef and began selling it directly to consumers through social media and to local restaurants.
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Arkansas AgCast: Saving the Sparta Aquifer

After reaching critically low levels in the 1990s, water table levels in the Sparta Aquifer in south Arkansas are being recharged thanks to a countywide campaign undertaken by the Union County Water Conservation Board, the local Chamber of Commerce and other area organizations. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Ken Moore sat down with two of the key leaders of the campaign to save the aquifer to discuss their efforts and the results.
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