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VIDEO: An Earth Day Message

Watch a special Earth Day message from A.J. Hood, farm manager of Tillar & Company in Desha County about the use of solar energy. Farmers and ranchers are America’s original environmentalists, and they're producing more livestock, crops, fuel and fiber than ever before while using less water and land, improving biodiversity, and working to conserve more energy, soil and nutrients.
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VIDEO: Managing the Burn

Prescribed burning is process often used in agriculture, so Randy Brents, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission prescribed fire manager, took us out to observe a burn implemented on woodlands in Prairie County. He explained the process and shared some key information private landowners should know.
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VIDEO: Building Better Beef Cattle

Dr. Charles Looney is a beef cattle genetic improvement specialist at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope. His mission is to improve the quality of Arkansas beef cattle through the use of technology, in particular artificial insemination. In this video Dr. Looney discusses the work he is doing at the center and how he is meeting with Arkansas cattlemen to encourage their use of A.I.
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VIDEO: Cooking for a Cause in McCrory

We spoke to Leigh Ann Bullington of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Service about "The Warehouse," a program helping the needy in the community of McCrory. Bullington provides nutrition education and cooking demonstrations.
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VIDEO: M*A*S*H Makes a Difference

We spoke to Dr. Mark Jansen, associate professor and chief medical officer for UAMS, about the critical need for recruiting new doctors and health care professionals to Arkansas’s rural areas and to med student Shady Francis, who provided a testimonial on how participation in the M*A*S*H program helped convince him to pursue a career in health care.
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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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VIDEO: Olde Crow Nests in Benton

Saline County farmer Damon Helton has opened a second version of his popular Olde Crow General Store. The new location on North Main in Benton, which will be called "Crows Station," is part of an effort to revitalize the downtown area and will create a food "hub" for customers, featuring fresh produce, along with his pasture raised beef, pork and poultry and a variety of food truck offerings.
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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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VIDEO: What is the GoGreen Program?

The Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program, better know as "GoGreen," was rolled out last year by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. We talked to Dr. Shane Gadberry, professor of animal science with the Division of Agriculture, to hear how the program is working, how ranchers can participate and why it pays off for both cattle buyers and sellers.
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