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VIDEO: 2021 National Teach Ag Day

Thursday, September 16th is #NationalTeachAgDay, so we talked to current and former ag students around the state about the mentors who influenced their love and passion for agriculture.
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Arkansas AgCast | Sept. 16, 2021

This week, we hear about the critical role data plays in making sound economic decisions on the farm, and we talk about the history of grape breeding in Arkansas and how it led to development of the wildly popular Cotton Candy grape. We also learn about four livestock disease outbreaks that Arkansas agriculture experts are watching closely.
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VIDEO: Arkansas' First Mobile Meat Processing Trailer

Damon and Jana Helton with The Farm at Barefoot Bend purchased a USDA-certified Mobile Meat Processing Trailer to service their own animals and others around the state. Learn more about the Helton’s plans and what comes next.
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Arkansas AgCast | Sept. 9, 2021

This week, we were on hand for the Arkansas Connectivity Summit at the Hot Springs Convention Center. We heard from a variety of experts, including a sitting FCC commissioner, about the state’s effort to expand and improve broadband internet access and about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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Arkansas AgCast | Sept. 2, 2021

This week, we hear about what’s happening in the equine industry in Arkansas and we learn about a new mobile meat processing trailer hitting the road. We also talk about Sen. John Boozman’s tour of farms and agriculture operations in the state and learn why these visits from Congressional leaders are so important.
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