Did you know March is Farm Safety Month? Every year Arkansas Farm Bureau offers grain bin safety training to farmers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders in an effort to combat grain bin entrapments. Thank you to our friends at Mississippi Farm Bureau for helping provide the equipment and experts to lead this course!
The Center for Arkansas Farms and Food trains the next generation of farmers focusing on specialty crop production. The University of Arkansas program strives to set up aspiring farmers for success in local food production. They recently hosted a Farmers for Tomorrow fundraiser to support their program graduates. Hear what assistant director Heather Friedrich had to say about their recent event and programs.
What’s a day in the life of a county extension agent look like? Join Carol Ann McAfee, a Garland County 4-H agent, as she takes us along for a busy day that includes putting together a day camp, reading books virtually and taking care of her own animals!
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.
What's it like to be part of Collegiate Farm Bureau? Join Sara Jackson of Arkansas Tech University as she takes us through a very busy day in the life of some Collegiate Farm Bureau members. She shows us how they develop their leadership skills, learn teamwork and expand their knowledge, all while having a lot of fun along the way.
Leslee Ann Tell of Clinton, an Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics instructor at Conway High School, is the 2022 Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. We visited her to find out what inspired her to teach her students about farm-to-table and how her students have been inspired to learn more about where their food comes from.
Siblings Kesha Cobb and Kevin Holloway El are growing a community through urban agriculture. Inspired by their family and community experiences, they've taken on the challenge of teaching people to lead healthier lives by cultivating their own sustainable sources of food. We got to know them when they attended Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual convention last fall. Now you can learn about the ventures they're developing in Little Rock and Pine Bluff and hear their personal stories.