News & Media

VIDEO: Olde Crow Nests in Benton

Saline County farmer Damon Helton has opened a second version of his popular Olde Crow General Store. The new location on North Main in Benton, which will be called "Crows Station," is part of an effort to revitalize the downtown area and will create a food "hub" for customers, featuring fresh produce, along with his pasture raised beef, pork and poultry and a variety of food truck offerings.
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VIDEO: Water Conservation on the Farm

The week of March 10-16 is National Groundwater Awareness Week, an annual observance to highlight the responsible development, management and use of groundwater. Stuttgart row-crop farmers Trent and Terry Dabbs explain why groundwater is important and share some of the measures they and other Arkansas producers have implemented to conserve and protect this critical natural resource.
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Arkansas Agriculture Magazine for Winter 2019

Solar energy is gaining in popularity. How is it working for Arkansas Farmers? Read the latest issue of Arkansas Ag to find out more about this, as well the ins and outs (and rules) for using waste feed and for the latest updates on ag law and policy.
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VIDEO: The Nursery Life

Former Arkansas Farm Family of the Year winner and Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Brian Kirksey describes horticulture trends and the history of his Spring Creek Nursery near Amity in Clark County.
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VIDEO: Going for the Goldfish

Lonoke County is rich with gold — goldfish, that is. Pool Fisheries in Lonoke, founded in 1959, produces around 175 million goldfish each year, about 80 percent of the total U.S. production. Listen as co-owner Ronnie Pool and general manager Rodney Elmore describe how this family business fulfills orders for these popular aquarium and bait fish throughout the year.
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VIDEO: A Christmas Tree Tradition

For Harold and Bobbie McAlpine, growing and selling Christmas trees is more than an occupation. It's a way to share the spirit of the holidays and bring joy to Arkansas families. Learn the story of McAlpine Christmas Tree Farm in Bismarck.
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VIDEO: Get to Know the 2018 Farm Family of the Year

Chris and Judy Isbell of Humnoke (Lonoke County) are the 2018 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. The Isbells have cultivated rice in Lonoke County for more than 70 years and currently grow 3,000 acres of the crop. Learn more about them.
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Arkansas Agriculture Magazine - Fall 2018

In this issue: Advice and tips for preparing for the next planting season, a look at the UA Fruit Research Station in Johnson County and the rise of Indigo Ag, an emerging biotech company with Arkansas roots.
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VIDEO: An FFA Family Legacy

The Maloch family of Columbia County has a legacy of service in FFA, on both the state and national levels. State Senator Bruce Maloch served as state president, then as secretary on the National Officer team. All three of his children have followed his example of service and his granddaughter Reese is now a member of her local FFA chapter. Learn their story and find out why FFA is a premier leadership development program.
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