News & Media

VIDEO: Visiting a Large-Animal Veterinarian

With large facilities and state-of-the-art technology, large-animal vet clinics can efficiently and effectively provide the services Arkansas cattle ranchers need to raise healthy livestock. With a limited number of large-animal vets offering on-farm visits, ranchers are thinking differently about animal care and hitting the road with their animals to visit these specialized facilities. Learn more from one clinic operator and a cattleman using his services.
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VIDEO: Siblings Learn Championship Work Ethic

Seventeen-year-old Riley and 15-year-old Jack Hoyle of Taylor have grown up attending livestock shows and showing goats, sheep and hogs at fairs and Jackpot shows all over the country. By embracing a lifestyle built on discipline and a strong work ethic, the Columbia County siblings and FFA members have learned how to raise champion animals. This is their story.
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VIDEO: Benton County Kicks Off Fair Season

Believe it or not, fair season is here. Beyond the rides and food, it's a time of building connections between urban and rural communities and the agriculture industry and those outside of it. Benton County Farm Bureau leaders explain how they're using their annual petting zoo at the county fair to bridge the gap between producers and consumers in their community.
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VIDEO: A Rodeo Queen Story

2019 Miss Rodeo Arkansas Susan Rhodes spoke with us about her personal platform, “Tough Enough to Talk” and shared her passion for the sport of rodeo and its agricultural roots and family atmosphere.
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VIDEO: Llama Lookouts

Guard llamas? Really? You bet! Top AI Angus breeder Shirley Williams of Fair Oaks Farm near Van Buren, uses llamas to protect her registered seed-stock Angus. Llamas have an instinctive dislike for canids, like wild dogs and coyotes. Shirley loves her llamas and hasn't lost a single calf since they began guarding her herd 10 years ago.
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VIDEO: Yell County Levee Break

A levee breach in Dardanelle created an urgent situation last Friday as Yell County farmers rushed to move livestock and equipment to higher ground. Cattle ranchers Fred Hale and Chester Crow talked to us about their concerns. Yell County UA Cooperative Extension agent Bob Powell spoke to the resiliency of farmers and ranchers as they work to aid one another during this historic flood devastation.
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VIDEO: Faulkner County Flooding

Faulkner County Farm Bureau President Chris Schaefers showed us the Arkansas River floodwaters that have covered much of his family farm and talked about the complicated efforts to save what they can.
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AgCast: Moms on the Farm

Just in time for Mother's Day, Arkansas Agcast visited with Janeal Yancy, a meat scientist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, who leads the "Moms on the Farm" program. She takes groups of mothers on farm tours to learn firsthand how food is produced and how it gets from farm to table.
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