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Beef with Agedashi Marinated Tofu and Glazed Tofu Scallops

Directions: Remove tofu and dry between several layers of paper towels. Place the block on a plate, cover with additional dry paper towels, and top with a second plate to press out any residual liquid. Let stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the marinade by combining the kombu, miso, shoyu, mirin, ponzu, vegetable base, and…

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Identifying Symptoms and Solutions for Soybean Taproot Decline

Agronomists, farmers, consultants and researchers in southeast Arkansas, northeast Louisiana and western Mississippi have first-hand experience learning to recognize a new soybean disease: taproot decline. “Several years ago, a soybean disease was brought to the attention of plant pathologists in this delta region where Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi come together,” says Dr. Terry Spurlock, Extension…

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Breeding Program with Dr. Mozzoni

Dr. Leandro Mozzoni says the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture breeding program is a key project in developing soybean varieties that farmers can actually deploy and use on their farms. This project is where the active breeding for variety development occurs. “It’s where all the fun happens,” Dr. Mozzoni said. “We are actually…

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Ryan Holbert, Seed Sales Consultant Deane Robinson Seed Company

Ryan Holbert was unsure of what his future held, until he worked on a farm in Stuttgart. It was there where he learned what agriculture was really about. Holbert attended Arkansas State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in agribusiness. He made many connections there, which he says were every bit as important…

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Anna Thrash, Public Information Officer Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Daughter of Joe and Renee Thrash Farms in Conway, Arkansas, Anna Thrash returned home to serve as the public information officer for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Originally, Thrash wanted to be a news reporter. She studied broadcast journalism at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and loved it. She even worked as a news…

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Ryann Grubbs, Agri-Science Teacher Cabot High School

Ryann Grubbs grew up in Delight, Arkansas, home of country-pop star Glen Campbell. Grubbs wasn’t looking to be a country superstar, though. What she remembers from her childhood in Delight is her grandparents’ cow and calf operation. This is where she discovered her love for agriculture. She joined 4-H as a young student and started…

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