News & Media

VIDEO: A Businessman & Horseman

George Eldridge of Gregory is well known as the restauranteur who started Doe's Eat Place Little Rock, AR and the Tamale Factory, but many people don't know this Woodruff County native also owns a working horse ranch on property that's been in his family since the 1800s.
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VIDEO: Champion Rider Hayden Leavell

Staying on top means staying busy. Rising high school senior Hayden Leavell works on his family farm and his neighbor's farm, lifts weights five days a week and practices football, all while making time for his true passion, rodeo. The Franklin County teen is the 2021 Arkansas High School Bareback Reserve Champion. Learn more about this hard worker and his championship dreams.
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VIDEO: Farmer Profile | Ogden Ranch

For almost a century, Ogden Ranch cattle have been grazing in the Boston Mountains of Washington County. They are well-known for their angus beef and the family now operates a community meat market right on the farm. However, in recent years they've gained national notoriety for something they started just for kicks. The ranch is quickly becoming prime breeding ground for some big-time bucking bulls.
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VIDEO: Lee County's Reed Brings Back the Classics

In addition to growing rice, soybeans and cotton, Lee County farmer Nathan Reed also has a land-leveling business. Rather than blowing the budget on new equipment, Reed buys and fixes up discarded, decades-old tractors at a fraction of the cost. He is using the savings to invest in land and expand his farm.
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Front Porch | Spring 2021

Learn the "secret history" of one of the world's greatest maritime disasters, the sinking of the Sultana on the Mississippi River, and see how work on a new Arkansas museum to commemorate the tragedy is moving forward. Plus, another great Rural Road Trip and a unique and delicious Taste Arkansas recipe.
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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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