Learning the Diet of a Pig

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A multi-generational interest in the pig business may be novel for northwest Arkansas, but for the Belts, it's life

Making Strides wtih Brangus

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Kenny and Stephanie Kirk are not your typical livestock farmers, meaning that are born and raised with livestock all around them. Rather they were both “townies” and graduated from Springdale High School. However, Kirk was highly involved in FFA and placed second in the state for individual livestock judging. He also worked on farms during high school and looked up to Gene Shockley who had a cow/calf farm and the Parsons family who ran a feeder operation. Kenny said, “The bug bit, and I knew I wanted in.” Kenny knew two things: he wanted to farm and he wanted to live in Madison County.

Passing it Down

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The Feather family is working to pass down their family farming legacy to future generation Feather Farms was started by Floyd and Jeanette Feather after...

A Promising Future in Farming

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Brian Palmer is the fifth-generation of his family on their farmstead, east of Miami, Okla.

Breeding For Marketable Qualities

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The quality and success of any cattle operation depends on the animal science knowledge of the owner as much as it depends on the marketing of their beef program. The sales or services can vary through production/consignment sales or through a private treaty.

Success Found in the Field

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Donald and Dale Meek’s grandparents were the Lassiters and the Meek’s. They were ranchers and farmers in 1840. The grandfather on the Lassiter side was in the Civil War, when it was over he ran a cotton gin. Then in 1867 he became sheriff. However, they always had horses and cattle to make a living.

Dairy Dreams

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Newly-elected Arkansas FFA State Officer Julie Griffin has a deep family history in the dairy business  Julie Griffin fell in love with the dairy life...

Quality Hay From Start To Finish

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Bermuda grass hay producer Paul E. Arnold has quality production down to a science.

Continuing On

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Bill Hamm continues to raise Polled Herefords despite the loss of his partner and wife Sarah Sarah Hamm was diagnosed with breast cancer in January...

A Little Farm

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Ellen Dorsey’s “hobby” became a full-time occupation Ellen Dorsey started her goat career with Pygmy goats over two decades ago. By 2005, Ellen’s “hobby” became a...
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