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Season 2

Season 2

The State of Agriculture 2022


Agriculture is the state's largest industry annually contributing more than $19.4 billion to the economy.  We take a look at some of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for agriculture in 2022 with Secretary Wes Ward, Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture and Mike Freeze, Vice President of Arkansas Farm Bureau Board.



Good Roots - February 18, 2022


Good Roots explores how the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted business.
This episode visits Osage Creek Farms in Northwest Arkansas.



A Farmer's Friend--A story of Farmer Mental Health


A Farmer's Friend--A story of Farmer Mental Health



Unpredictable Farming


Arkansas’s unpredictable weather can have dramatic impacts on farming, and in turn, farmers’ livelihoods.



Mushroom Farming


“Good Roots” visits Fat Top Farm in Farmington, Arkansas, to see how mushroom farmers are fulfilling a niche demand from customers, chefs and supermarkets.



Rabbit Ridge Farms


Visit Rabbit Ridge Farms in Bee Branch, Arkansas, to see how a love for community, each other and unique farming techniques help educate families about where their food comes from.



Ja’Dayia Kursh, Rodeo Queen


In 2017, Ja’Dayia Kursh did something that no one in Arkansas had done – she became the state’s first Black Rodeo Queen. Kursh shares her journey, and how she spends her time advocating for diversity and mentoring a new generation.



Urbana Farmstead


After years of learning to cook with renowned chefs, working on farms across the Mediterranean, and seeing high-yield, small space growing methods firsthand, Raimondo created Urbana Farmstead, tucked 13 minutes from downtown Little Rock.  There, Raimondo teaches canning and cooking classes to inform people where their food comes from and how to use it in various ways.



Good Roots: Infinity Farms


Theron and Jeanie Rowbotham of Infinity Ranch in Hagersville, Arkansas, are the eighth generation to call their slice of farmland home, and they’re making strides to give it economic stability for many years to come. The Rowbothams share how installing solar panels on the farm has impacted its future.