Agriculture

courtesy / Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

The mission of The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize and induct people who have made a significant impact on agriculture in the state of Arkansas. Later this year, the 29th class will be inducted into the hall of fame, bringing the total number of inductees to 158. Steve Eddington, vice president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau--which sponsors the hall of fame--says those 158 inductees, including this year's class, represents the broad range of agriculture in Arkansas.

Community Spotlight - Moms On The Farm

Oct 21, 2016

In this edition of the Community Spotlight series, we hear from Janeal Yancey, a meat scientist within the Derpartment of Animal Science at The University of Arkansas.  Moms On The Farm is an event aimed towards exposing individuals within the community to the agricultural processes of Northwest Arkansas.  The event will be held on October 25th and includes tours of a beef and dairy farm as well as a lunch and cooking demos provided by the Arkansas CattleWomen.  For more information or to register, email Janeal Yancey at jws09@uark.e

J. Froelich, T. Dennis / KUAF

An increasing number of vacant poultry barns that no longer meet industry contract production standards litter the Ozarks landscape. But as Jacqueline Froelich reports, certain farmers are finding new ways to bring the old chicken sheds back to life.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District

Flooding in the Spring, followed by drought conditions in the summer and more flooding at the end of the year had various impacts on livestock and crop farmers in Arkansas. We speak with an economist at Arkansas Farm Bureau to find out more.

Antoinette Grajeda

A $5 million gift from the Tyson Family and Tyson Foods, Inc. to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will help finance the new $16.3 million Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences. 

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