Arkansas Neighbor Stories

Transparent Turkeys

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Scott and Michelle Ramsey have raised Cargill turkeys for 20 years on 250 acres in Summers, Ark. The hen raising operation consists of one brooding house with 17,000 poults and two grow-out houses with another 17,000 hens staying for a total of 12 to 13 weeks. Scott clearly remembers March 1989, whe [ ... ]


Putting Food Safety First

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Dave and Pat Sargent retired from dairy farming in 1990. At that time Dave decided to raise vegetables on 1/2 acre of their 40 acres outside of Prairie Grove, Ark., for personal use and “for something to do.”


Carving a Life from the Land

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“There are some dates in life you remember, February 5, 2008, is one of them for us.” The story of Dan and Patricia Stewart of Mountain View, Ark., doesn’t start on that ominous date, but their road in life does take a turn at that moment in history. “We use that tornado as a time post in ou [ ... ]


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Horse Trading with a Conscience

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Over 40 years ago Jerry and Betty Laughlin took their passion for horses and hard working spirit and developed a business that now involves three generations.


Farm Management Success

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Al and Pat Chapman’s farm is nestled in a valley outside of Anderson, Mo. Pat said, “When Al’s grandfather first drove on this land over 100 years ago, he was eye-to-eye with a walnut tree that now towers over the house and protectively shades it during the hot summer months.” The original C [ ... ]


It Starts with Healthy Chicks

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Opportunity in farming and agriculture gives people ability to choose what works for them. Sue Beagle, of Exeter, Mo., chose raising broiler chickens because it was something she could do for herself, and it was something she could do into her retirement years.


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