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VIDEO: Farmer Profile | Jerry Shannon, Mountain View

Jerry Shannon of Mountain View raises cattle on the same Ozark Mountains farm where his father and grandfather also were ranchers. He hopes that his son and grandchildren will follow in his footsteps and carry on the Shannon family legacy of raising quality cattle on this beautiful Stone County property.
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Front Porch Magazine | Winter 2021

Meet some of the Arkansas livestock growers and other farmers who are selling their products directly to consumers and learn why a new state meat inspection program will help them get local food to local shoppers. Plus, a delicious new recipe for Lemon Blueberry Poundcake, a new Delta Child column, member benefits and more
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VIDEO: Conway County's Stobaugh Offers Harvest Update

Robert Stobaugh farms rice, soybeans, wheat and corn with his brother Barry and nephew Bart on 6,000 acres in Conway County. We caught up to him as they were harvesting their first crop of row rice and asked him to share some thoughts on this year's harvest.
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VIDEO: Harvest Update with Chad Russell of Marianna

Chad Russell has been farming near Marianna since the mid-90s and grows cotton, corn and soybeans. Last year he joined other local farmers and added peanuts to his cotton rotation. For the third year in a row, persistent rainfall is slowing harvest, but as Russell says they will get the crops out and he expects good yields.
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VIDEO: A Visit to Rabbit Ridge Farms

Seven years ago, Alan and Angela Mahan established Rabbit Ridge Farms between Damascus and Bee Branch. They started raising grass-fed cattle and chickens and hogs and transformed an old gymnasium into a beautiful venue for hosting weddings and corporate meetings. They welcome visitors to stay overnight to learn what life on a farm is all about. The Covid-19 pandemic changed their world, but they have adapted quickly and now ship their products nationwide.
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VIDEO: Vet Continues Family Farming Legacy with Wholly Cow

Ryan Pace, a retired colonel from the Army National Guard, runs and lives on Wholly Cow Farm in Judsonia with his wife and children. Pace served in the military for almost 29 years, and when he's not on the farm, he works for Greenway Equipment in central Arkansas. Pace tells us all about Wholly Cow and the meat he produces for local restaurants and consumers.
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Front Porch Magazine for Summer 2020

In this issue, we look at the challenges facing health care providers in rural Arkansas and we learn about a new state organization for veterans in agriculture. We also explore another Rural Road Trip destination and share the winning recipe from this year's Dairy Foods Contest.
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