Videos

Going for the Goldfish

Going for the Goldfish

Lonoke County is rich with gold — goldfish, that is. Pool Fisheries in Lonoke, founded in 1959, produces around 175 million goldfish each year, about 80 percent of the total U.S. production. Listen as co-owner Ronnie Pool and general manager Rodney Elmore describe how this family business fulfills orders for these popular aquarium and bait fish throughout the year.
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Shaking the Trees: Davis Pecans

Shaking the Trees: Davis Pecans

From picking by hand to using harvesters and machinery to shake the trees, Davis Pecans has grown into a multi-generational family business success story in the Red River valley.
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Carroll Elected Vice Chair of United Soybean Board

Carroll Elected Vice Chair of United Soybean Board

Arkansas farmer Jim Carroll III of Monroe County was recently elected vice chair of the United Soybean Board. He sat down with us to discuss the challenges this year’s soybean crop presented and how he's humbled to be elected by his peers to serve agriculture.
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Ginning with Mr. B

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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A Christmas Tree Tradition

A Christmas Tree Tradition

For Harold and Bobbie McAlpine, growing and selling Christmas trees is more than an occupation. It's a way to share the spirit of the holidays and bring joy to Arkansas families. Learn the story of McAlpine Christmas Tree Farm in Bismarck.
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Saving Soil: The Unique History of the Lake Bennett Dam

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 soil erosion during the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.
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Meet the 2018 Farm Family of the Year

Meet 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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An FFA Family Legacy

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 is now a member of her local FFA chapter. Learn their story.
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2018 Convention Wrap-Up

2018 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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