Leigh Ann Parks grew up working in her family's greenhouses, and as the demand for organics grew, she took that experience and started Peace Farm Organics. Her operation now provides 100% Arkansas-raised "starter plants" to customers across 8 states. Check out our latest video to learn more!
Tyler Oxner has joined the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation as a director of Commodity Activities and Economics. He will provide economic and regulatory guidance as well as be the staff coordinator with the organization’s Aquaculture, Forestry, and Wheat and Feed Grains commodity divisions.
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.
The Natural State is known as the birthplace of the largest food retailer in the world and the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks, but it is also known for the diverse landscapes and climates found in each region of the state. It’s this diversity, in fact, that allows Arkansas to produce a wide range of crops and is a major reason why agriculture is the state’s top industry.
Following a record-setting year in several statistical categories for Arkansas cotton, expectations were high for this year’s acreage. Bill Robertson, cotton extension agronomist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, provides an update on where things stand with the crop and the challenges growers have faced so far.
Is there anything better than a slice of watermelon on a summer day? Everyone’s expectations are high when a watermelon is being cut, and that means you shouldn’t leave anything to chance while you are at the store. July is National Watermelon Month, and we have some tips to help you pick the perfect watermelon to impress at your 4th of July party.
From the Vietnam War to Atlanta law enforcement, the helicopter used by Over the Top Aviation Inc. in Cash has seen a lot of history and a lot of action. Now Over the Top owner and president John Smith uses the chopper for aerial spraying of rice, soybean and corn fields in Northeast Arkansas. See how aerial application by helicopter works and learn more about the fascinating history of the aircraft and the company in our latest video.