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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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VIDEO: Farm-to-School with the Farm Family of the Year

October is National Farm-to-School Month! Luke and Deedee Alston of Polk County are part of the "farm-to-school" movement in Arkansas. The Alstons – the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year – provide fresh vegetables and produce from their Holly Springs Homestead to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.
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UPDATED: Video and podcast with the 2017 Farm Family of the Year

Luke and Deedee Alston of Polk County, owners of Holly Springs Homestead near Mena, were named the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. After receiving the award, they took time to share what the honor means to them and how they will use this platform to educate visitors to the homestead about why agriculture is so important to Arkansas.
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Alston Family named Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

Luke and Deedee Alston of Mena (Polk County) are the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. The honor was announced today at the annual luncheon honoring the county and district Farm Families of the Year. The Alstons have two sons, Ryan and Drey.
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