Get to know rice and soybean farmer John Hamilton of White County.
Dustin Cowell is a cattle farmer and real estate appraiser who lives in Mount Judea, Newton County. He and his wife Kayla have one daughter, Landry Jo, and they run a cow/calf operation with around 35 momma cows. The couple also serves as chairs of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.
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.
Clark County Farm Bureau President Derek Helms and his wife Carlee operate Helms Dairy Farm near Arkadelphia.
We paid a visit to Allen and Barbara Primm of Hampton, in Calhoun County. The couple were the 2019 Southwest District Farm Family of the Year and they’ve partnered together for 26 years raising cattle, timber and hay. They love life on their farm and introducing others to it. This is their story.
A little girl who once was terrified of mud, has chosen to follow in her dad’s footsteps and continue the family farm legacy of row-crop farming.
Jeff Edwards farms in the Sherrill-Pastoria community near Pine Bluff and has for most of his life. Like others in the Arkansas River Valley, he lost cropland to historic flooding earlier this year. He and his family have weathered challenges like this before, though, and Jeff plans to continue farming until, “the Lord calls him home.”
Brian Weisenfels loves his black baldy cattle. The white head and black body are typical of this crossbreed of Hereford and solid black angus cattle. These 40 transplant beef cattle from Montana are his pride and joy. Meet this Logan County rancher and learn how he’s using them as the foundation to build a new herd. Arkansas’ excellent forage production is a great strength to the state’s beef producers.
Paul Post, president of Arkansas’ largest winery, discusses factors that led to this year’s fruitful grape harvest, particularly muscadine grapes.