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Rice Harvest Update with Joe Christian

A wet spring has led to a later harvest, but combines are now cranking in many Arkansas rice fields. Craighead County farmer Joe Christian says that yields are good at "around 190-200 ... Better than expected." Watch more in this update from his farm in Cash.
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Amberley Snyder | Inspiration & Determination

Rodeo barrel racing star and motivational speaker Amberley Snyder provided the keynote address at our annual Diversity in Agriculture Conference in Little Rock. Before her appearance, she spoke to us about her life story, the role FFA played in her life and the importance of perseverance when faced with adversity.
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Ag Econ 101 | What Ag Really Means to Arkansas

University of Arkansas Extension Economists and Assistant Professors Lawson Connor and Hunter Biram provide a short lesson on the true impact of agriculture to the Arkansas economy and explains how we compare to other southern states.
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Get to Know the Sweats

The Sweat family of Hempstead County, the 2020 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year, was recently visited by judges for the Swisher Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year competition. We spent some time on their farm to find out more about the family who will represent the state at the annual competition held in Moultrie, Ga., in October.
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A Visit to Cobblestone Farms

Cobblestone Farms is a non-profit organization in Fayetteville working to fight hunger in their community through sustainable agriculture. Executive director, Kelton Hays, tells us about the work that the organization does and the importance of a community-first mindset.
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Carol Ann McAfee | A Day in the Life of an Extension Agent

What’s a day in the life of a county extension agent look like? Join Carol Ann McAfee, a Garland County 4-H agent, as she takes us along for a busy day that includes putting together a day camp, reading books virtually and taking care of her own animals!
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Home Grown & Homemade | Summer Salad

In this first episode of our new series "Arkansas Home Grown & Homemade," we learn how to make a Summer Salad that includes Arkansas-grown fruit and vegetables. This series is produced in cooperation with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension Service and the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation.
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Drought Conditions Challenge Ranchers

Heat and lack of rain has hit Arkansas ranchers hard in recent weeks. Anthony Giffin of Madison County shared his thoughts on the challenges of the dry summer, hay scarcity and feed costs and how it's all playing out at the local sale barn.
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