Farmer Q&A: Nita & Gary Cooper

Nita and Gary Cooper run a small cattle operation on their farm near Everton, a tiny hamlet in Boone County. They’re still farming and working to put food on tables during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about them.

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Farmer Q&A: Robby Bevis

Robby Bevis is a fifth-generation farmer from Lonoke. He holds a degree in agricultural business from Arkansas State University. He and his wife Stephanie have three children and grow corn, soybeans and rice. He has been farming full-time since 1995 and started his own operation in 1999, after graduating from college. He is a member […]

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Farmer Q&A: James Meeks

James Meeks is a fifth-generation farmer in Ashley County. He and his business partner and childhood friend, Wendell Moffatt, another multi-generational farmer, decided 22 years ago they “needed to get bigger and sell” produce or “get out of the tomato business entirely.” That’s when the duo started Triple M Farms. Triple M grows tomatoes, pepper, […]

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Growing Healthy Hospital Meals

We visited the Heart Hospital Clinic’s garden and greenhouse to see how the hospital’s culinary team is growing and incorporating microgreens and other fresh produce into their hospital’s meals.

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From Beer to Brats

A great relationship between two women entrepreneurs gives new meaning to farm-to-table. Rose Schweikhart of Superior Bathhouse Brewery in Hot Springs National Park and Valorie Lee of JV Farms in Bismarck turn waste grain from beer making into food for hogs. And then the hogs are turned into franks and bratwursts and served at the brewery restaurant. Watch their story.

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Simple, Easy Pickles

Summer is almost gone. Fresh produce from the garden dwindles day by day. Don’t despair. You can still enjoy one of summer’s signature flavors year-round by making these simple, easy pickles. As the name indicates, there’s nothing to it.

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Arkansas Crunchy Catfish

August is National Catfish Month. U.S. catfish farmers took it on the chin about 10 years ago when cheap, low-quality, Asian “catfish” flooded the U.S. market. That’s changed for the better as consumers became educated and quickly realized how much better quality U.S. farm-raised catfish is. When grocery shopping for catfish, always ask for and […]

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