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AGCAST: Summer Food Price Survey Released

While farmers and ranchers continue to endure depressed market prices, consumer food prices remain very affordable, according to American Farm Bureau’s annual Summer Cookout Survey. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast Dr. John Newton, director of market intelligence for American Farm Bureau, discusses the survey results and what consumers can expect as they shop for their 4th of July cookouts.
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AGCAST: 2018 Tomato Production

Harvest of the 2018 commercial tomato crop is underway in southeast Arkansas. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, we catch up with John Gavin, staff chair of the Bradley County Cooperative Extension Service, to talk about this year's crop and why so many people eagerly anticipate their local, vine-ripened tomatoes each summer.
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AGCAST: A Champion Looks to the Future

Kaylie Stone of Gurdon began showing goats at the age of 7 and has added lambs, hogs, rabbits and steers in the years since. Her drive and competitive spirit have led her to raise numerous grand and reserve champion animals through the years, making her a role model for young Arkansans in agriculture and beyond.
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AGCAST: Farm to Table at El Dorado's Griffin Restaurant

The Farm to Table movement is growing in restaurants across the state and the Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado is on the leading edge of the effort to offer local products from Arkansas farms and ranches. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Elizabeth Young, director of Farm and Sustainable Initiatives for the Murphy Arts District, where the Griffin is located, talks about why they've worked hard to partner with Arkansas farms to offer fresh, Arkansas grown food products.
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AGCAST: Farm to School Success in Danville

The Danville School System is one several in Arkansas participating in the “Farm to School” program that connects farmers and ranchers with schools to provide fresh, locally grown produce for their food programs.
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AGCAST: Healthier Calves in the Natural State

In this AgCast interview, Shane Gadberry, animal science professor with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, explains the Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program, its GoGreen tags and how it could lead to healthier calves.
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AGCAST: Honoring Member Service Representatives

Member Service Representatives from county Farm Bureaus across Arkansas came together in Little Rock recently for their biennial conference. The event included a “Service Awards” recognition program honoring some of these "MSRs" for their years of service to the organization. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, honoree Ann Davis of Fordyce reflects on her career and the important role MSRs play for Farm Bureau members.
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AGCAST: Outgoing FFA President Brady Gentry

The Arkansas FFA organization held its 91st convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center April 23-25. It was the final event for Brady Gentry as president and leader of the state officer team. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, Brady shares how being president has prepared him for the future and how being involved in FFA helps young people become better citizens and adults.
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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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