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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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VIDEO: Grass Roots Rising

We visited with members of the Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative, a group of small-scale family Arkansas farmers raising chickens, turkeys, cattle and pigs. Learn more about their unique operation.
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Front Porch Magazine - Fall 2018

In this issue: What do you need to know about food fact vs. food marketing this holiday season, the business side of farming, a tasty family recipe, the latest Delta Child column and a unique Arkansas road trip.
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VIDEO: Picking Peanuts

We visited the farm of Mississippi County Farm Bureau President Heath Donner to talk to him about his peanut crop and learn how peanuts are harvested. Watch our latest video to learn more.
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VIDEO: The Poultry Life

O’Neil Wooten and his family are poultry farmers growing broiler chickens on their farm in Strong, Arkansas in Union County. Watch and learn their story of resilience in a difficult business that they happen to love.
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