Fifteen-year-old Janna Morse of West Fork and 12-year-old Emma Keller of Little Rock won first place in their respective categories in the 2020 Arkansas Farm Bureau Dairy Foods Contest July 27, after submitting a video introduction and description of their dish to a panel of judges.
Bill Haak, ArFB Dairy Chair, hosted the Dairy Division’s summer commodity meeting at his farm in Gentry, Arkansas. The group discussed current issues affecting Arkansas dairy farmers and toured Haak's facility. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was a special guest and was honored for her support of the dairy industry.
Derek Helms' family has been milking cows on his farm near Arkadelphia since 1907. The 5th-generation farmer has kept the family business going, despite challenges that have forced many in Arkansas out of the dairy industry. He leads the Clark County Farm Bureau and is working hard to ensure younger generations will have opportunities to farm and ranch in the state as well.
Sixteen-year-old Faith Fritch of Hiwasse and 18-year-old Kalin Key of El Dorado bested five other finalists in their respective categories in the 2019 Arkansas Farm Bureau Dairy Foods Contest June 6 at the state fairgrounds in Little Rock. Fritch’s Salted Caramel Mini Cheesecakes recipe won in the “Party Ideas” competition, while Key’s Almost Cajun Creamy Shrimp and Grits dish earned the top spot in the “Main Dishes” category.
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.