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New 'Agri Arkansas' episode premieres Dec. 28 on AETN

Posted 19 Dec 2017

"Agri Arkansas," a monthly series produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network, will take a closer look at the Arkansas Agriculture Department, as well as the Southern Center for Agroecology and look back at the show's four years in a new episode Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

The December episode of "Agri Arkansas" takes a closer look at the Arkansas Agriculture Department.  The Arkansas Agriculture Department is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. Plus, this episode looks at the Southern Center for Agroecology, which has been holding classes on canning and preserving for the past few years. This episode will also look back at all four years of "Agri Arkansas."

Angela Gardner of the Southern Center for Agroecology and Chris Hiryak of Little Rock Urban Farming will appear during the program.

Wes Ward, Arkansas Agriculture Department secretary, will join host Tony Brooks, former news anchor and veteran reporter, for a panel discussion 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 aetn.org/agriarkansas.

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

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).