News & Media

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: 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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VIDEO: Old School Solution

With extreme heat and the ongoing challenges with weed control technologies like dicamba, some farmers are going “old school” with their efforts to keep fields clear of invasive plants. See how one soybean grower is approaching the challenge of pigweed this summer.
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VIDEO: A Grand Champion Graduates

Gurdon's Kaylie Stone has been showing animals and winning since the age of 7. Her dedication and competitive fire have resulted in numerous grand and reserve champion animals through the years, making her a role model for young Arkansans in agriculture and beyond. Learn more about Kaylie and her "grand champion" drive in our latest video.
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Front Porch Magazine - Spring 2018

Following the path of Arkansas beef from ranches to local restaurants, the story of the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year, summer trip savings, Delta Child and more.
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AGCAST: Olson Water Buffalo Tour

Tom and Shannon Olson have been raising water buffalo on their Turkey Creek ranch near Texarkana for almost 30 years and they recently hosted a tour for students from Genoa Central High School. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Ken Moore visited with Tom Olson and Kimberly Leigh, FFA Advisor and Vo-Ag instructor at Genoa Central about this unique breed and what the students learned from the visit.
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VIDEO & AGCAST: Freeze Hits Peaches Hard

Several hours of subfreezing temperatures the morning of April 8 damaged much of Joey Jamison’s peach crop and likely that of other peach and berry growers in Arkansas. It’s too early to know the full extent of losses, but Jamison says that, while much of his crop was lost, he believes some of his young peaches survived. Watch and listen to learn more.
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