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: 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 Sweet Potatoes Part 1

Fall is officially here, but, in typical Arkansas fashion, it doesn’t quite feel like it yet. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving will be here in no time, and that means it’s also “sweet potato season.” Growers like Shawn Peebles of Woodruff are busy pulling their crop from the ground in time to get them to groceries and on […]

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Lock, Stock & Barrel: Ralstons Aim for Farm-to-Table Rice

Ralston Family Farms  is unique. When it comes to rice, it’s a “vertically integrated farm.” What’s that you might ask? It simply means they grow, mill, package, market, sell and ship the rice. Everything is done from the farm. It’s the closest thing to farm-to-table you can get without having Tim and Robin cook and […]

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