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Dr. Fosse, once of Pretoria, told me about Martha and Arthur, two star crossed rare white rhinos.  In a governmental gesture of goodwill, South Africa agreed to ship Arthur to Tanzania to mate … more
Hello everyone, This week I thought we should discuss fall army worms.  Fall armyworms have started showing up in Arkansas pastures in high numbers over the last couple of weeks.  Fall … more
A Newton County 4-H team will be heading to Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky in November.  The Poultry Judging Team representing Eagle Pride 4-H Club, Newton County 4-H and Mt. Judea FFA placed … more
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division is now accepting applications for the 2021 Urban & Community Forestry Grant through Sept. 13. Grants are available to fund community … more
- "As long as you've got good elimination, you've got it made."  Uncle Leonard ¨ "If a man can't drive in a bar ditch, he's got no business on the highway."  Tink ¨ "When … more
COMPTON — Karen Fancher waved to passing cars while she sat at a small table on her front porch wrapping rubber bands around stems of lavender she harvested from her gardens. She was also … more
MT. JUDEA — The family farm isn't what it used to be. For Dustin and Kayla Cowell, and their three-year-old daughter, Landry Jo, their farm near here has become more of an entrepreneurial … more
WASHINGTON  – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $55.2 million in competitive grant funding available through the new Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant … more
Fast Facts: New rules go into effect Jan. 1, 2023 Over-the-counter … more
Lee H. Dunlap/Staff Melinda Hamilton, a Boone County Master Gardener, helps other master gardeners design and maintain the different type of flowers, bushes, and shrubs located at the southeast … more
Fast facts  Fruit, vegetable stations host informal contest for biggest berries  Berries are part of research into variety performance  KIBLER — There’s no trophy, … more
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Boone County Conservation District (BCCD) was able to assist Omaha School District with completing a greenhouse.  Utilizing funds from a one-time grant, BCCD was able to … more
Hello everyone, This week I thought we would discuss tomatoes. Tomatoes originated in the Ecuador area and then spread northward to Mexico where Spanish explorers carried them to southern Europe. … more
"Doctor, I'm here because I'm a … I'm a … " "Relax.  Many people have psychological conflicts. Lay back on the couch and tell me about it" "Okay.  It's just that I don't … more
For those of you who forgot how easy it was to get started in farming let me tell you about my friend Con. Many years ago, he bought a farm in the wilds of Minnesota. The feller that sold him the … more
Fast Facts  June 30 field day scheduled 9:30 – noon; no cost to attend  Research site established in February 2020   Invasive plant of focus: Chinese … more
The Boone County Master Gardeners (BCMG) invite the public to take a tour around the Harrison Square plus the Pollinator Garden at the Extension Office, all of which are designed and maintained by … more
Fast facts Food science students design healthy gummy treats in class project Aim to reduce obesity through healthy snacking FAYETTEVILLE — Food science students in Dale Bumpers … more
Fast facts Honeybees established colony in a retail parking lot Division of Agriculture entomologist transfers colony to safe location Colony thriving in new home at Agricultural Research … more
"Where were you born?"  The reporter asked one of my Colorado cowboy friends. "Iowa," he answered. "Iowa!" she said. "Why did you move?" "Because it's hard to be a cowboy in … more
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