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VIDEO: Highlights of the 2018 O&L Conference

From appearances by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Deacue Fields, new dean of the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, to educational break-out sessions and an award ceremony for Young Farmers & Ranchers honorees, the slate was full at the 2018 Officers & Leaders Conference in Rogers. Learn more and hear from attendees in our recap video.
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VIDEO: Watermelon Celebration

Hope, Arkansas, and watermelons have become synonymous, and the Hope Watermelon Festival has a lot to do with this. Learn more about the history of this fruitful relationship between a town and a gourd and hear about one of the Festival's first "Watermelon Queens."
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VIDEO: Working for a Championship

A team of students from Calhoun County will soon attempt to win Arkansas’s third National 4-H Forestry Invitational championship in a row. Jaret Rushing, staff chair for the county Cooperative Extension Service and team coach, talks about how practice will be key to bringing home the championship.
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VIDEO: Growing a Strong Ag Program

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia has seen a steady growth trend in recent years, thanks in part to its Agriculture Department, which is attracting more and more students from across the state and region. Watch and learn more from the department's director, Dr. Jeffry Miller, and second-year student Brady Gentry.
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VIDEO: One-Stop Rice Shop

Ralston Family Farms in Atkins is unique. Tim Ralston and his family recently added a rice mill to their operation, giving them control of almost all aspects of the farm-to-table cycle – growing the rice and harvesting it, and then packaging and marketing it to consumers.
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VIDEO: U.S. Rep. French Hill & ArFB President Randy Veach

ArFB President Randy Veach visited Washington, D.C. to meet with officials and members of the Arkansas delegation to talk about trade, tariffs, the new Farm Bill and other critical agriculture issues. Watch his in-depth discussion with U.S. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas's 2nd District.
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VIDEO: Old School Solution

With extreme heat and the ongoing challenges with weed control technologies like dicamba, some farmers are going “old school” with their efforts to keep fields clear of invasive plants. See how one soybean grower is approaching the challenge of pigweed this summer.
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VIDEO: Rows & Ranches on Milking

The final video from our visit to Simon Brothers' Dairy in Faulkner County gets to the good stuff: Milk. Watch the brothers discuss the work that goes into producing the milk and how it gets from the farm to your local store shelves.
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VIDEO: Farm-to-Table at El Dorado's Griffin Restaurant

We visited the Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado's Murphy Arts District, to talk about their involvement in local agriculture. The restaurant is a local leader in the "Farm-to-Table" movement in Arkansas, using locally curated cuisine to craft their delicious dishes.
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