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VIDEO: Farmer Update | Charles Morris, New Meat Processing Facility

Southwest Arkansas has been without a USDA-inspected meat processing facility and local livestock producers have had to make lengthy roundtrips to deliver their animals. Now a local plant is under construction near Horatio because of the efforts of local cattleman Charles Morris. He took advantage of Coronavirus CARES Act grant funds to build the plant which will meet demand for locally-sourced protein products.
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VIDEO: AFBF Virtual Women's Leadership | Magen Allen, Arkansas Women's Leadership Committee

Magen Allen of Hot Spring County is beginning her second as chair of Arkansas Farm Bureau's Women's Leadership Committee. She participated in American Farm Bureau's first "virtual" annual convention this week and represented the state in AFBF's Women's Leadership activities. Ken Moore visited with Magen about conducting their business virtually and not being able to meet with other farm women in person. She also discussed the state committee's plans to continue their work virtually this year.
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VIDEO: 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Business Session

This year's American Farm Bureau Annual Convention wraps up today with a virtual Business Session. Arkansas Farm Bureau voting delegates joined in from the Arkansas Farm Bureau headquarters in Little Rock and worked along with Farm Bureau leaders from across the country to finalize the organization's policies for 2021. Hear what some of our delegates had to say about the process.
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VIDEO: Dr Heidi Ward | AgCast Video Extra

Dr. Heidi Ward is a veterinarian for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Many cattle producers in the state know her from her successful work on the state's Beef Quality Assurance Program. Her expertise is now part of a national group advising trainers on how to conduct fair farm animal welfare audits.
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VIDEO: Arkansas Farm Family Christmas Traditions

Arkansas farm families have special traditions they celebrate each Christmas. In this video, Jason Kaufman and his sister Emily Woodall of Conway County, Ramey and Kerri Stiles of Lee County, Reed Story of Monroe County, and Arkansas Farm Bureau president Rich Hillman and his wife Tina of Lonoke County share their favorite Christmas traditions.
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VIDEO: Beyond the Farm | Huck's Military Care Package Program

At the age of just six, Huck Plyler, the son of Caleb and Briana Harris-Plyler, began putting together care packages for members of the military who were deployed in foreign countries. Now 10 years old, Huck has sent out more than 700 packages and continues his work to bring smiles to the faces of our military men and women. Huck is currently seeking military addresses to send packages. If you know someone who would love a Huck care package, tag them in the comments below or contact Huck at Huck's Military Care Package Project on Facebook
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