Farm to Table

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Arkansas : Micro-loans, niche marketing key to small operation success

Farming on any scale can be tough. Whether  a multi-generational farm family working hundreds of acres of row crops or a new grower cultivating speci...
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Missouri : White oaks add depth to world’s wines and whiskey

Many of the world’s finest wines and whiskeys begin in Missouri’s hardwood forests.   University of Missouri Extension forester Hank Stelzer ...
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Tennessee : Workshop to help direct farm marketers improve communication

Relationships impact the quality of life for farmers by impacting the bottom of line of their farm businesses.   “A lack of communication and i...
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Mississippi : Strong demand fuels interest in pecan trees

As the time for pecan harvest approaches, some Mississippians are contemplating adding new orchards or expanding or renovating old ones.   Eric S...
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Missouri : USA Rice at the Head of Class

This week, USA Rice participated in an important education conference here to showcase the Missouri rice industry to more than 100 family and consumer...
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Mississippi : Domestic demand for sweet potatoes stabilizes

Mississippi producers are growing 28,100 acres of sweet potatoes this year, but not one of those is below the northern third of the state.   &nbs...
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Arkansas: Governor Hutchinson declares October Arkansas Farm to School Month

Governor Hutchinson has proclaimed October as Arkansas Farm to School Month, joining nationwide efforts to connect  schools, early care and educatio...
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Become a citizen scientist with a backyard garden

Gardening season is almost over, and many Tennesseans are looking back to see how well their crops did. How many tomatoes were produced? Was the squas...
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On-Farm Research Grant application period open for pros who work with farmers/ranchers

The Call for Proposals for the 2018 On-Farm Research Grants, intended for agricultural professionals throughout the Southern region who regularly w...
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Division of Ag receives $2.45 million USDA grant for spinach research

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded a $2.45 million research grant to University of Arkansas System Division of Agricultur...