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Read our step-by-step instructions on starting your own straw bale garden.
Start a straw bale garden this spring

Want to start a straw bale garden but not sure how? Never fear, we have a step-by-step guide and downloadable resources to help you get started!

Top 3 reasons to straw bale garden

1. Garden anywhere. No need for a yard! 
2. Affordable! Straw bales are usually less than $10 each. Ask your local county agent for recommendations on where to purchase a bale.
3. Easy on your back. Tired of stooping/bending to the ground? Straw bale gardens are raised and easier to manage.
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Ready to download: Arkansas Ag Profile 2017
What are the top commodities in Arkansas?
How much has organic farming increased?
How many jobs does agriculture create in our state?

Learn the answers to these questions and find out more about Arkansas' agriculture through the  Arkansas Agriculture Profile booklet  now available for download.  
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