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River Valley News & Updates - October 2023

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Fall Flocks

Chick Day

in Van Buren

Heartland Hatchery visits Farmer's Co-op in Van Buren on Saturday, October 21, from 10:30 to 12:30 pm. with varieties of chicks, duckings, turkey poults, and guinea chicks. Terms are CASH ONLY and pre-orders are available. This is the last delivery of the season so come see us!

Chick Day
Layer Feeds
We carry two lines of budget friendly layer feeds at the Co-op. Our Riverstone 16% Layer Pellet with CitriStim, is custom made for us and provides complete nutrition for adult birds. We also stock Purina Homegrown 16% Layer Feed. All the nutrition, at a better price point.
Layer Feeds
Transitioning Your
Flock to Fall
Autumn is here and it’s time to say hello to fresh air and say goodbye to stifling hot temperatures! Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
Fall Chick Tips

Flock Signs Are Here!

Pick up a 2023 Flock Sign or Decal with the purchase of a 35 lb bag of Purina Layer Feeds. The 2023 flock signs are available at Farmer's Coop locations in Mena, Waldron, Greenwood, Fort Smith, Elkins and Van Buren.

These signs are limited in supply and are sure to go quickly! Check with your local store today!

Fall Pasture
Fall is Weed Control Season
Many areas have experienced back-to-back above-average spring rains. Although great for growing grass, it’s not so good for timely pasture spraying or any spraying at all in some cases. Fortunately, fall is an ideal time to catch up.
Corteva Weed Control
Winter Grazing Seed
Pick up your winter grazing seed at Farmer's Cooperative. Winter annual cool-season grasses include annual Marshall ryegrass, small grains such as wheat, cereal rye, oats, and more. Talk to our experts about your pasture options.
Winter Grazing Seed

The Basics of Lime

Looking to lime your fields, pastures, or gardens? Farmer’s Cooperative and our many locations have got you covered! Here’s what you need to know:

It all starts with determining how much lime to apply, which depends on the soil acidity and the specific crop or forage you’re growing. Remember the pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral pH. Anything below 7 is acidic, and anything above 7 is basic. Most plants thrive in the slightly acidic range, around 6.5 to 7.

Basics of Lime

Mena Fall Cattle Meeting

Farmer's Co-op in Mena

SDon’t miss out on the upcoming Mena Cattle Meeting on October 24th, 2023 at 6 p.m.! Join us at the Polk County Extension Office located at 211 Dequeen Street, Mena, AR 71953. Our speaker, Christi Keeler, will be discussing the importance of filling nutritional gaps for cattle and hay testing. This engaging event is specifically tailored for Cow/Calf operators, so mark your calendars and RSVP by October 13, 2023.

Contact Farmers Cooperative Mena at (479)394-3373 to reserve your spot or sign up below.

RSVP Mena Cattle Meeting
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Fall Straw Bales
for Decorating
Decorating for fall? Visit your local Farmer's Co-op for straw bales! Perfect for your autumn display, fall festival or extra seating around a bon-fire! It's good for controlling mud too.
Straw Bales

Fall Fish

Stock Delivery

Arkansas Pondstockers and Stock My Pond deliver to select Farmers Co-op locations in the River Valley this month. Check our delivery schedule and come get your fish!

Fish  Delivery

Seed & Sow

Now Available

Our latest edition of Seed & Sow Agriculture Lifestyle Magazine lis now available to read online. Full of articles about your livestock, fall color, and a selection of wonderful fall recipes!

Seed & Sow
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