“These families represent the pillars of our state. Congratulations to each of them on this recognition and we share our thanks to all those who have helped them succeed.” -- Randy Veach, president, Arkansas Farm Bureau....More
“Pipe Planner is a great tool to help producers make the most of their water. It’s much more user friendly than previous computerized tools – and it’s free.” -- Steve Kelley, Drew County Extension staff chair....More
It was a beehive of activity as scores of youngsters from tri-state FFA chapters joined forces Saturday morning at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show to package more than 40,000 meals for the needy, which were delivered to the Memphis Food Bank for distribution to rural and urban counties in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Splitting a farming operation into two entities is a simple, yet powerful strategy in succession planning. It allows a family to better manage the operation, simplifies the succession planning process, and creates options for the future....More
“Lots of urban people are coming in. The walk-in traffic is very good and we only want that to grow. People have really gotten interested in their food. We sell gardening supplies, horse feed, goat feed, rabbit feed, the whole ball of wax. Sometimes it seems everyone is putting a little chicken coop in the backyard.” -- Scooter Hodges, manager of Associated Farmers Cooperative....More