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!
Curious about where your food comes from? Have some unanswered questions about farming and ranching? In our new “Ask a Farmer” series, you send us questions and we get the answers. In Episode 1, Kallem Hill of Adona (Perry County) gives us the scoop on chickens and modern-day poultry farming.
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.
Theron and Jeanie Rowbotham named their Hagarville farm Infinity Ranch, because they believe that building a legacy means creating something sustainable and enduring that can be passed on again and again to future generations. The Rowbothams were recently honored with the Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, so we visited them to learn more about why they incorporated solar power into their operation, and how it could help keep their farm sustainable for years to come.
With 75 years of serving patrons from across the world, the Venesian Inn in Tontitown is a pioneer of Ozark-inspired Italian dishes. In celebration of the 2022 Arkansas Heritage Food Hall of Fame's Food of the Year, chicken, we visited the Venesian Inn to learn more about the restaurant's rich history and get a tutorial on how to cook up their famous fried chicken.
Kristin Lehman has been raising turkeys as a 4-H livestock project for several years, and has helped provide the turkeys pardoned by Gov. Asa Hutchinson for the last three years. Now she’s “passing the turkey torch” to someone new, so she sat down to tell us about her experience working with the popular poultry and being a part of a holiday tradition.
For the second year in a row, the average cost of the classic Thanksgiving meal reflected a modest decrease, according to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 35th annual survey of items included in the holiday feast. This year’s meal will cost $57.14 for a family of 10, down 61 cents from last year’s average of $57.75.
Construction on a new poultry education center at Southern Arkansas University is nearing completion. The facility will add "hands on" poultry education to the growing agriculture program at Southern Arkansas University. Dr. Jeff Miller, chairman of the SAU Agriculture Department, explains why poultry education is needed to train future professionals for this important industry in Arkansas.
Kallem Hill grows broiler chickens for Wayne Farms in Perry. He has 18 poultry houses and, like other growers in the state, has suffered extended “out times” and other issues from the Covid-19 pandemic. In this update, Hill explains how Payment Protection Program assistance allowed him to pay his employees and says that things are slowly getting back to normal.