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Bodacious blackberries abound!
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Exceptional year for blackberries
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Blackberries are native to Arkansas and we are world-renowned for this sweet summer treat. Check out this video from our friends at THV11 and learn more from our horticulture expert Dr. Amanda McWhirt about this thriving Arkansas crop.

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Inspiring speakers set for July state O'Rama 

Miss America, Savvy Shields, and motivational speaker Fred Grooms will be inspiring youth at the 2017 Arkansas State O'Rama as part of their annual three days of state-level competitive events for Arkansas 4-H'ers.

Shields will speak about her platform "Eat Better, Live Better" on July 25 while Fred Grooms, a third-generation Army veteran, will discuss leadership and life lessons on July 26.

Read the full story on our website.

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Cooking demonstrations and rice recipe contest judging are just two of the events at the 2017 expo!



Don't miss the 2017 Rice Expo on Aug 4

This half-day expo in Stuttgart begins at 8 am and is packed with field tours, specialist presentations, a bug bonanza, youth activities, and more!

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