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Farmer Update | Adam Chappel, Woodruff & Monroe Counties

Adam Chappell and his brother Seth farm more than 7,000 acres of row crops in Woodruff and Monroe counties. Adam joined us to discuss the challenges they faced during the difficult 12 months just past and his hopes for a better year in 2021.
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VIDEO: Dogwood Hills Guest Farm | Farmer Profile

At Dogwood Hills Guest Farm in Harriett, guests can stay overnight and enjoy memory-making experiences based on traditional farm life like milking cows, hand feeding goats and learning about wool and fiber arts. Ruth Pepler and her daughter Grace shared the story behind their Ozark Mountains homestead, including Grace's newly opened Dew Line Dairy and their gluten-free farm-to-table kitchen.
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VIDEO: Farmer Update | Charles Morris, New Meat Processing Facility

Southwest Arkansas has been without a USDA-inspected meat processing facility and local livestock producers have had to make lengthy roundtrips to deliver their animals. Now a local plant is under construction near Horatio because of the efforts of local cattleman Charles Morris. He took advantage of Coronavirus CARES Act grant funds to build the plant which will meet demand for locally-sourced protein products.
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VIDEO: AFBF Virtual Women's Leadership | Magen Allen, Arkansas Women's Leadership Committee

Magen Allen of Hot Spring County is beginning her second as chair of Arkansas Farm Bureau's Women's Leadership Committee. She participated in American Farm Bureau's first "virtual" annual convention this week and represented the state in AFBF's Women's Leadership activities. Ken Moore visited with Magen about conducting their business virtually and not being able to meet with other farm women in person. She also discussed the state committee's plans to continue their work virtually this year.
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VIDEO: 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Business Session

This year's American Farm Bureau Annual Convention wraps up today with a virtual Business Session. Arkansas Farm Bureau voting delegates joined in from the Arkansas Farm Bureau headquarters in Little Rock and worked along with Farm Bureau leaders from across the country to finalize the organization's policies for 2021. Hear what some of our delegates had to say about the process.
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VIDEO: Dr Heidi Ward | AgCast Video Extra

Dr. Heidi Ward is a veterinarian for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Many cattle producers in the state know her from her successful work on the state's Beef Quality Assurance Program. Her expertise is now part of a national group advising trainers on how to conduct fair farm animal welfare audits.
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