After an allergy left her unable to eat meat from mammals, Amy Hall sought an alternative protein source. Her search led to the founding of Gum Creek Emus in Logan County. A few hundred birds later, now Hall is providing an alternative protein option for herself and others who struggle with Alpha-gal syndrome.
Most Arkansas farms await warmer temperatures before planting, but soybeans and corn have been up since March 3 at Miles Farms in McGehee. Crazy? Matt Miles and his son, Layne, dropped seed early last year and harvested more than double the Desha County bushel average for beans. This spring they've doubled down, adding corn (Feb. 22) and another early bean planting on Feb. 20. Watch the experimenters' story here.
Season 2 of Filthy Farm Jobs has come to an end, but before we go... congratulations, Karen! As much fun as we have with FFJ it's great to see the hard work of our victims, or rather our volunteers, come to fruition. We hope you enjoyed this season, and we'll catch you in 2023 for Filthy Farm Jobs Season 3!
No need to brood... another Filthy Farm Jobs is here! This time we join Winston Williams, Regional Underwriting Supervisor for Arkansas Farm Bureau Insurance Company, as he helps Alan Mahan of Rabbit Ridge Farms clean a chicken brooder. Let the dust, and chicken dander, fly!
Can you brave the bees? On our latest episode of Filthy Farm Jobs Peter Brave of Brave New Restaurant joins Jeremy Bemis at Bemis Honey Bee Farm to learn about bee care, harvesting honey and all things in between. Check it out!
Benton County agritourism farmer Dennis McGarrah says the summer drought and hungry deer have made it his worst year for pumpkins since 2006, but he still gushes with enthusiasm. Fall family fun on his farm in Pea Ridge, includes tractor-pulled hayrides, a mule train ride, haystacks, bounce pads, ziplines and more.