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Arkansas AgCast | April 8, 2022

We talk to Heather Friedrich of the Center for Arkansas Farms and Food about the Center’s multi-faceted program that includes classes, farm school and farm apprenticeships.
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Arkansas AgCast | April 1, 2022

Though it isn't in Arkansas yet, Avian Influenza has been detected in nearby states and precautions are being taken to prevent its spread into Arkansas poultry. We talk to Arkansas Farm Bureau's John Bailey and Dr. Dustan Clark, Extension Veterinarian and Associate Poultry Center Director with the University of Arkansas, about measures being taken to protect poultry in the state.
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AgCast Extra | Advocating for Ag

For this bonus episode of the Arkansas AgCast, we chat with Jana Carroll, fresh off her graduation from the American Farm Bureau's Women's Communications Bootcamp. She shares pointers on how to effectively advocate for the agriculture industry in your own voice.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 25, 2022

We talk to Nathan Reed of Marianna, recently elected chairman of American Cotton Producers, the grower segment of the National Cotton Council. Reed talks about the organization, the state of the cotton industry and challenges ahead for cotton growers.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 18, 2022

On this episode of the Arkansas AgCast, we talk with staff economist, John McMinn, about farmers markets in the state and where you can go to pick your own fresh berries this Spring.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 11, 2022

We talk about the impacts of inflation and world events on agriculture with Mississippi County farmer Heath Donner and economist and Arkansas Farm Bureau Senior Vice President Matt King.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 4, 2022

Jeff Pitchord gives an overview of the General Assembly’s fiscal session, which kicked off last month and is set to wrap up soon. Jeff covers the funding decisions that impact the state’s agriculture industry and a special change to vehicle assessments that will affect all Arkansans who assess a vehicle.
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Arkansas AgCast | FFA Week

We dive into FFA Week with Arkansas FFA officers from around the state and get their thoughts on the importance of FFA, its history and the events of the week.
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Arkansas AgCast | Urban Agriculture Efforts

In this episode, we turn the spotlight on “urban agriculture,” or growing and raising of food in more urban environments. We introduce two siblings based in Little Rock and Pine Bluff who are promoting urban farming and educational efforts throughout the state. They have a unique story and big plans and they sat down with us to talk about how they got started in the urban farming arena and what they hope to accomplish.
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AgCast Extra | A-State Agribusiness Conference

Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Jason Brown was on hand for the 28th annual Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference in Jonesboro, where he spoke to Chelsie Keys, GOP Senate Ag policy director, and journalist Jim Wiesemeyer of Pro Farmer/Farm Journal.
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