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JASPER — The Newton County Extension Service is having a Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) course for those that need to apply or recertify for their restricted use pesticide license. This … more
Fast Facts:  ‘Docs Talkin' Stock’ series delivers up-to-date information to producers  Extension experts provide recommendations for animal care and forage … more
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture (Department) is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Arkansas Century Farm program. This program recognizes Arkansas families who … more
  Ol’ Wayne was real particular about his steers. He figgered if he spent his hard earned pennies tryin’ to get a few extra pounds, he dang sure wasn’t gonna sweat it off … more
LITTLE ROCK, – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network - State Departments of Agriculture (FRSAN-SDA) … more
SPRINGDALE — Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. is putting its support behind a cattle disease traceability program called U.S. CattleTrace. This makes … more
FAYETTEVILLE — Andrew Sharpley, one of the founders of the Arkansas Discovery Farms Program, retired from his Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station research post in January … … more
  ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE by Baxter Black, DVM   Best and worst of times   It is the best of times. Calving at its finest.  The calling of those chosen to … more
WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). The national outreach initiative enlists the … more
ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE by Baxter Black, DVM   ‘Kinda makes a feller soft’   They stood in the back of the room lookin’ like two Oakland Raider … more
Fast facts: Plant composition in pastures shifts due to multiple causes Fertilization, weed control, mowing/grazing management can help maintain forages   FAYETTEVILLE — Over … more
Fast Facts:  Biennial profile examines conditions and trends affecting rural populations throughout Arkansas  Available for free download at … more
Do you believe in ghosts? How ‘bout angels? Miracles? Taro cards? I grew up believin’ in Heaven and all its assorted angelic inhabitants and their counterparts in the singed black hats. … more
Fast Facts:  Temperatures reached record lows throughout Arkansas in mid-February  The fertility of bulls may suffer in the short term if they were not adequately sheltered during the … more
Formed in 1935, Arkansas Farm Bureau began with the sole purpose to help farmers. Boone County Farm Bureau began on July 17, 1950.  The “history” page of Farm Bureau website … more
The March meeting of the Boone County Master Gardeners was held at the Fellowship Bible Church in their large meeting room in order to abide by the restrictions for COVID-19. President Olena … more
Social media has been lighting up with news about Salmonella outbreaks among siskins in Oregon and California, with advice to readers to take down the feeders because they cause birds to congregate … more
Imagine you were a livestock man in medieval England a thousand years ago. It's early spring. Snow on the ground, mud in the cow lot. You walk the small pasture where the heavy heifers are kept. It's … more
Traffic often slows down at the corner of Bunker and Cottonwood Road because drivers are watching the cows. They are so unique and different. The cows look like an Oreo cookie … or some say … more
Lee Trevino has a street named after him in El Paso. Abraham Lincoln has a town named after him in Nebraska. Monty Montana has his namesake state and I’ve even got some hills named in my honor … more
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