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VIDEO: Lonoke Agriculture Business Academy

The Lonoke School district recently began construction on a 30,000-square-foot Agriculture Business Academy, the first of its kind in Arkansas. The facility will house five hands-on programs of study designed to prepare students for skill-based careers right out of high school and/or for continuing education opportunities after high school. Elizabeth Anderson, of I.F. Anderson Farms and school milage campaign chair, explains the benefit the academy will have for Lonoke students, surrounding schools, and the community.
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Farm Bureau Awards Outdoor Garden Mini-Grants

Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation has awarded a total of $4,000 in Outdoor Classroom Garden Mini-Grants to 10 schools and FFA programs across the state. Six schools received grants in the amount of $500.
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VIDEO: 2020 Ag Education Awards

Educating young people about agriculture is a priority at the core of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s mission, which is why we recognize special teachers and programs for their outstanding ag education efforts each year. Join us as we profile this year's winners.
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Farm Bureau Announces Ag Education Awards

Arkansas Farm Bureau recognized Casey Rogers of Greene County Tech High School in Paragould as its 2020 Outstanding Ag Instructor of the Year. Caroline Lester of Westside High School in Jonesboro earned the 2020 Outstanding New Ag Instructor of the Year, and County Line High School in Branch grabbed the top spot as the Outstanding Ag Program of the Year.
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VIDEO: On the Farm with Jenny | Learning to Care for Show Goats

In only 3 years Taylor Farms in Benton County has produced state winning full blood buck and doe Boer goats. In this two-part series we are catching up with Samuel, Lauren and Lexi of Taylor Farms on how they raise and show their award-winning goats. Join Jenny Higgs, for part 1, as she interviews Samuel Dewitt on how he preps his goats for show. Stick around and get a sneak peek to part 2!
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VIDEO: Buster's 491lb Pumpkin | Kid Farmer

Buster Passmore 11-Years Old | Straight-A Student | Grower of Huge Pumpkins ArFB’s Jenny Higgs recently visited Buster at home in Bono to get his secrets for growing prize-winning giant pumpkins. Buster's Garden has produced gourds big enough to win the UAEX Giant Pumpkin Contest two years in a row, beating the competition by more than 100 pounds each year. For more pumpkin and gardening tips from Buster, visit his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/BustersGarden.
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VIDEO: Dr. Phil Tappe | AgCast Extra

Dr. Phil Tappe is retiring at the end of the year following 30 years at the University of Arkansas-Monticello, the past 11 years as Dean of the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Ken Moore spoke with him about his accomplishments and the growth of the College during his tenure.
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VIDEO: Ag Educator Talks National Teach Agriculture Day

September 17 is National Teach Agriculture Day. Kristyn Sheets, agriculture instructor and FFA Advisor at Magnet Cove High School shares why she is passionate about being an ag educator and why teaching young people about our state’s largest industry is so important.
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