An Uncommon Herd

Ratchford Buffalo Farms

Ratchford Buffalo Farms is, in fact, Arkansas’ very own—and only—buffalo farm, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the lifelong dream of LC Ratchford made reality. The 500-acre property is nestled in a valley in the hills near Marshall, where the Ratchford family has lived for several generations, and where LC’s parents once ran one of the largest strawberry farms in the state.  — Read more


A Life on the Land

Joe Thrash leans his arms on the kitchen table and takes a sip of coffee, his eyes gazing out a back wall of windows at the bare field in back of the house. The soybeans are behind this year due to all the springtime rain, and there’s more in the forecast... Read more

Raisin' Cattle

When the weather warms and folks start grilling, beef is king. And good beef comes from good cattle. And good cattle aren’t made—they’re raised. ... Read more

The Arkansas Soil Health  Alliance Takes Root

“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... 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