Meeting the 2022 Bradley County Farm Family of the Year, Jason and Laura West of West Oak Farms

Meeting the 2022 Bradley County Farm Family of the Year, Jason and Laura West of West Oak Farms

Laura West has been a member of three Bradley County Farm Families of the Year. Her grandparents, Mary and Eugene Hamilton, and her father, Terry Don Pritchard, were previous recipients of the title. She is a current recipient, along with her husband, Jason West, and daughters Landen, 19, and Paisley, 13, who operate West Oak…

Extension offers farmer-led watershed management training

Extension offers farmer-led watershed management training

LITTLE ROCK – When it comes to protecting the state’s waterways, Arkansas farmers are uniquely qualified to lead efforts in water quality management. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering a new leadership training program for farmers, farm advisors and crop consultants to learn more about how they can lead stewardship efforts.…

Arkansas cotton farmers to receive 75 cents per acre rebate from the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation

Arkansas cotton farmers to receive 75 cents per acre rebate from the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation (ABWEF) board of directors voted to provide a cash rebate of $.75 per acre to Arkansas cotton farmers for cotton acreage reported in 2021 under Arkansas’s boll weevil eradication program. A total of $318,000 will be returned to cotton farmers by the end of April. The…

Jecari Lee named finalist for Farm Bureau Defensive Player of the Year

Jecari Lee named finalist for Farm Bureau Defensive Player of the Year

LITTLE ROCK – Farm Bureau Insurance is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Farm Bureau Insurance Awards. The Farm Bureau Insurance Awards honor Arkansas’ top offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for each classification. The veteran staff at Hooten’s Arkansas Football selects three finalists for each category, and those 45…

Cattle producers’ webinars

Cattle producers’ webinars

Here’s a great opportunity for cattle producers. There will be two upcoming webinars on Dollars and Sense for Cow-Calf Producers; September 28 and October 5. Scheduled topics and speakers for the webinars include: Tues. Sept. 28 — Risk Management for Cow/Calf Producers “Knowing Your Production Costs” — Daniel Rivera, director of Southwest Research and Extension…

28th semi-annual Equipment and Farm Auction held Saturday

28th semi-annual Equipment and Farm Auction held Saturday

The 28th Semiannual Equipment and Farm Auction put on by tonycatheyauctions.com was conducted at the Cathy Auction Yard located on Rock Street in Warren Saturday, September 11th. A large variety of equipment, vehicles and other items were available and were auctioned by auctioneers of tonycatheyauctions.com, including Tony Cathey himself. These are always excellent events and…