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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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VIDEO: Meet the Hills

Meet Nathan and Nicole Hill, swine, poultry and cattle producers near the community of Newhope on the Pike and Howard County line. Nathan left a job as a high school football and baseball coach, while Nicole left a nursing career in Texas to move back home to Arkansas and start their farm. Together, Nicole and Nathan – a member of this year’s President’s Leadership Council – are raising their four children to appreciate the farming way of life.
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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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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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VIDEO: Going Organic

"It's a lot like farming in 1950, just the cabs of the tractors are nicer." That's how Shawn Peebles of Peebles Organic Farm describes his business. In this video, we take a look at the Peebles operation – which includes land in Woodruff, White and Prairie counties – and listen as Peebles describes the path he and wife Kelly have taken from conventional farming to raising organic crops such as green beans, purple-hull peas, sweet potatoes and edamame for a growing U.S. market.
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Arkansas Agriculture Magazine for Summer 2018

Learn about some of the state's top young farmers and ranchers; the new dean at the University of Arkansas's Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences; new smoke management guidelines, the EQIP program and more.
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VIDEO: Smart Farm Science

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with the University of Arkansas and Glennoe Farms near Stuttgart, are bringing together molecular biology, biogeochemistry, environmental sensing technologies, and machine learning, to help revolutionize agriculture and create sustainable farming practices that benefit both the environment and farmers.
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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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Front Porch Magazine - Summer 2018

Read the latest issue to learn about the impact surging development and population growth in Northwest Arkansas has had on the area's farmers and ranchers, the story of one very special cow, unique and delicious catfish recipes for summertime, and much more, including the latest Delta Child column by Arkansas author Talya Tate Boerner.
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VIDEO: One-Stop Rice Shop

Ralston Family Farms in Atkins is unique. Tim Ralston and his family recently added a rice mill to their operation, giving them control of almost all aspects of the farm-to-table cycle – growing the rice and harvesting it, and then packaging and marketing it to consumers.
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