The Arkansas Soil Health  Alliance Takes Root

Local Farmers Work to Decrease Inputs and Improve Soil Health

“I don’t see how we’re going to continue to farm the way we currently are. Something has to change,” Robbie Bevis says. Bevis, a fifth-generation farmer in Scott, is one of a group of farmers working to develop the Arkansas Soil Health Alliance, a new 501c (3). Bevis, who began running the farm in 1999, began decreasing tillage on his property soon thereafter. He says that while some farmers may subsoil or do “deep tillage” and think it’s having a positive impact on their soil, if you can easily stick your finger in the dirt, it has no structure, and if it has no structure, it’s not healthy soil. — Read more


Growing an Urban Farm Community

When you think “urban,” what comes to mind? It’s probably not green spaces, poultry, lush gardens, or heaping baskets of fresh produce. Yet that’s exactly what the urban farming movement is— Read more


Rite of Spring

Some see spring’s arrival in the daffodils that come forth in late February or early March. Others find it in the redbuds that lazily loosen tiny blossoms ... Read more

Dreams Of A Farm Girl

“I grew up in the city, but I always wanted to be a farm girl,” says Katie Short when asked how she came up with the name Farm Girl Meats... Read more