News & Media

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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Front Porch Magazine - Fall 2017

In this issue: Congressman Bruce Westerman and his bill to improve federal forest management, Conway County farmer Billy Wilchman's unique path to becoming a pecan grower, the Mom at the Meat Counter blog and more.
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VIDEO: Pecan Purpose

Through years of ups and downs and a near-death experience, 55-year-old Billy Wilchman of Conway County has tried a number of agricultural enterprises – hogs, cattle, poultry, produce, even fresh water prawns and earthworms. But he settled on what he loves most, growing pecans. Lots of pecans.
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Farmers Market Spotlight: Hot Springs

Watch the first entry in a new, occasional series on farmers markets around the state, we visited the Hot Springs’ Historic Downtown Farmers Market, which has become a regular Saturday morning and Tuesday evening destination.
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