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AgCast: Crawford County Leaders Learn About Ag

We spoke with Cathy Gifford, a Crawford County Arkansas Farm Bureau Insurance agent, who helped to launch a leadership program for the county that meets rgularly to learn about important industries in the area, including agriculture. We caught up with her during the county agriculture tour.
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AgCast: Legislative Recap with Jean, Fielding

The 92nd Session of theArkansas General Assembly concluded recently and State Representatives Lane Jean and David Fielding were recognized by the Columbia County Farm Bureau at an appreciation dinner. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, representatives Jean and Fielding discuss some of the legislation that was passed that will benefit agriculture and their rural constituents.
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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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AgCast: Talking to the new FFA President

A new Arkansas FFA Officer Team has been elected and installed to lead the organization for the next year. Anna Mathis of Valley Springs in Boone County was elected president during the recent annual convention in Hot Springs. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, she shares her feelings about receiving the support of FFA student delegates across the state and her goals for the organization going forward.
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AGCAST: Talking 2019 Cotton Crop

When it comes to cotton in Arkansas, few people know more than Bill Robertson, cotton extension agronomist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. As spring planting season begins, Robertson spoke to us about last year's season and what farmers need to know to get the most out of their 2019 crop.
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AGCAST: Explaining FieldWatch & CropCheck

A new online pilot program known as CropCheck is being offered in partnership between FieldWatch and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast Victor Ford, Interim Associate Director for Agriculture and Natural Resources with the Division of Agriculture, explains FieldWatch and describes how the CropCheck program could help farmers prevent damage to their neighbor’s crops caused by pesticide application.
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AGCAST: Ark. Women in Ag President Monica Paskewitz

Arkansas Women in Agriculture recently held its annual conference. We caught up with to group's president, Monica Paskewitz, who explained the reason behind the group's creation, its growth and success and why more of Arkansas's farming and ranching women should get involved.
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AGCAST & VIDEO: Produce Safety Workshops

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is holding workshops around the state to certify produce farmers and bring them into compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act, a law passed by Congress and signed into law in 2011. We spoke to Assistant Professor Amanda Perez, who is leading workshops, and Clyde Fenton, a program associate working for the U of A Division of Agriculture in Food Systems and Food Safety.
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Farmers' Day at the Legislature 2019 Wrap-Up

On Tuesday, March 12, more than 100 Arkansas Farm Bureau member farmers and ranchers visited the Arkansas State Capitol to share their concerns with legislators and to attend the signing of proclamations declaring March 10-16 as Arkansas Agriculture Week and March 12 as Farmers' Day.
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