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Agriculture is our state's largest industry, but what do you really know about farming and ranching?

You might recall the smiling farmers in overalls from books you read as a child or seeing cowboys at the rodeo. Maybe you have friends or family who farm, or perhaps all you know about agriculture comes from commodity reports on the evening news.

Whatever the case may be, part of the Arkansas Farm Bureau mission is to tell the "farming story." That means sharing the real stories of Arkansas farmers and ranchers, and highlighting the issues and trends that affect their livelihoods. We invite you to learn more by watching our videos, listening to our podcasts, reading our blog posts or following us in social media. If you have questions or need information from our staff of experts, we encourage you to contact us.

Telling Her Story | 2022 AITC Outstanding Teacher

Leslee Ann Tell of Clinton, an Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics instructor at Conway High School, is the 2022 Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. We visited her to find out what inspired her to teach her students about farm-to-table and how her students have been inspired to learn more about where their food comes from.
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Community Champion Becomes ArFB Member

Annie Abrams is an Arkansas legend, and now she’s a member of Arkansas Farm Bureau! A retired educator and nationally recognized civic and political activist, Abrams is now 90 and staying busy by helping distribute Arkansas Farm Bureau Election Directories. ArFB Vice President of Public Affairs & Government Relations Stanley Hill and ArFB Vice President of Organization & Member Programs Justin Reynolds visited Abrams at her home to present her with her honorary membership in appreciation of her efforts and for being a champion in her community.
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Passing it On | Colt Starting with Top Hand Clinics

Like many aspects of agriculture, colt starting, horse training and horsemanship are often generationally passed down. But what if there isn’t another generation to pass those skills to or what if there’s no one left in the family to learn from? We spent some time with Top Hand Clinics and Crossroads Cowboy Church in Hot Spring County to learn how they’re working to ensure future generations have access to the knowledge required to use equine for agriculture and hobby purposes.
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