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New 'Agri Arkansas' episode premieres Oct. 26 on AETN

Posted 24 Oct 2017

"Agri Arkansas," a monthly series produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network, will take a closer look at the Arkansas State Plant Board, visit Brothers Honey Co. of Faulkner County and learn how to grow garlic with Little Rock Urban Farming in a new episode Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

The October episode of "Agri Arkansas" begins by examining the work of the Arkansas State Plant Board. Created to protect and serve Arkansans and the agricultural and business communities, the Arkansas State Plant Board is charged with providing information and unbiased enforcement of laws and regulations across The Natural State.

The program will also feature a Faulkner County honey operation and a garlic growing demonstration. In a visit with the Opris family of Faulkner County, viewers will learn how a number of honey-producing beehives the family rescued several years prior have helped to produce a thriving business: Brothers Honey Co. In an instructive segment, Chris Hiryak of Little Rock Urban Farming will join "Agri Arkansas" to demonstrate the simple steps necessary to grow great garlic.

Terry Walker, Arkansas State Plant Board director, and Elvis Opris of Brothers Honey Co. will join a panel discussion led by host Tony Brooks, former news anchor and veteran reporter, to close the episode.

"Agri Arkansas" is a celebration of agriculture in Arkansas, featuring experts, innovators and challenges all present in the state's largest industry. This monthly series dedicated to Arkansas's agricultural heritage airs on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Additional information is available at

The series is funded, in part, by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and the Moving Image Trust Fund.

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