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VIDEO: Ginning with Mr. B

Before it’s ready for making textiles and other goods, cotton must be ginned to remove seeds, clean fibers and prepare bales for shipping. Watch B. Lindsey of Lindsey Brothers Gin in Caldwell (St. Francis County) explain the process from field to fabric.
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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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Saving Soil: The Unique History of the Lake Bennett Dam

Recently, the restoration of the dam that created Lake Bennett was completed at Wooly Hollow State Park near Greenbrier. Lake Bennett is named after Hugh Hammond Bennett, the father of soil conservation, whose research in the Faulkner County watershed was critical to overcoming the critical soil erosion during the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s. Farmers today still follow Hugh Hammond Bennett's soil conservation practices to protect the soil we depend on to grow and raise our food, fiber and shelter. Learn more about the fascinating history behind this unique dam and its relationship to agriculture in the area.
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VIDEO: An FFA Family Legacy

The Maloch family of Columbia County has a legacy of service in FFA, on both the state and national levels. State Senator Bruce Maloch served as state president, then as secretary on the National Officer team. All three of his children have followed his example of service and his granddaughter Reese is now a member of her local FFA chapter. Learn their story and find out why FFA is a premier leadership development program.
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VIDEO: Convention Wrap-up

The 84th Annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention was one for the books, with another successful trade show, educational workshops, inspiring speakers and, most importantly, a successful business session. See what speakers, attendees and Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders had to say about this year's event.
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VIDEO: Grass Roots Rising

We visited with members of the Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative, a group of small-scale family Arkansas farmers raising chickens, turkeys, cattle and pigs. Learn more about their unique operation.
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VIDEO: Me & McGee Produce

We visited Me & McGee Produce, a family owned market on Highway 70, just outside North Little Rock. Logan Duvall, grandson of the founders, discussed his family's small (but growing) roadside business selling produce, eggs, jellies and jams, meats and handmade Arkansas products.
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VIDEO: Picking Peanuts

We visited the farm of Mississippi County Farm Bureau President Heath Donner to talk to him about his peanut crop and learn how peanuts are harvested. Watch our latest video to learn more.
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