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Arkansas AgCast

6 Podcast Episodes

Latest 4 Apr 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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Arkansas AgCast for Dec. 3, 2020

Arkansas AgCast by Arkansas Farm Bureau

This week, we learn about caring for poultry and other livestock during bitter cold weather, We talk to Rich Hillman about wrapping up his first year as Arkansas Farm Bureau president and the challenge of overseeing the organization’s first virtual convention and business session. We also hear from Garland County Farm Bureau President Tommy Sorrells about his reaction to participating in the virtual event after it concluded.

27mins

4 Dec 2020

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Arkansas AgCast | Nov. 24, 2020

Arkansas AgCast by Arkansas Farm Bureau

This week, we learn about the development of the first Roundup-ready forage soybean from Eagle Seed and we talk to Pope County’s Sam Cecil, Arkansas’s representative at the U.S. Meat Export Federation. We also talk turkey with Poultry Federation head Marvin Childers.

48mins

24 Nov 2020

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Arkansas AgCast | Nov. 19, 2020

Arkansas AgCast by Arkansas Farm Bureau

This week, we talk about the results of this year’s Arkansas Farm Bureau survey of the cost of traditional Thanksgiving dinner items and we learn about how the pandemic has affected the logging and timber industry in Arkansas. We also get a lesson on the history of soybeans in the state, along with details of a new survey of forest landowners and tips on battling bugs that cause problems for livestock.

1hr 24mins

19 Nov 2020

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Arkansas AgCast for Nov. 7

Arkansas AgCast by Arkansas Farm Bureau

The week, we talk to Ashley County farmer James Meeks about issues facing specialty crop farmers and we hear from Dustin Cowell of Newton County about conservation and stewardship of land and water in his area. We also learn about a new “Farmer Apprenticeship Program” launching in January through the University of Arkansas.

37mins

7 Nov 2019

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Arkansas AgCast for Oct. 10, 2019

Arkansas AgCast by Arkansas Farm Bureau

On this week’s edition, we have an interview with Jackson County farmer Tommy Young about a successful effort to address road challenges that were hindering farmers transporting crops and equipment in his area. We also talk to an executive of Cotton Incorporated about a recent industry visit to Arkansas and we discuss Farm-to-School Month in the state.

51mins

18 Oct 2019

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Arkansas AgCast for Oct. 3, 2019

Arkansas AgCast by Arkansas Farm Bureau

On this week’s edition, we have interviews with the CEO of a new agricultural start-up in Northwest Arkansas, a rancher and poultry grower in Logan County, the new head of the National Pork Board and a representative of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, who tells us about an organization for students from primarily rural communities.

52mins

3 Oct 2019