PBS series “Good Roots” will examine how Arkansas’ unpredictable weather can have dramatic impacts on farming, and in turn, farmers’ livelihoods, in a new segment airing Friday, March 18, during “Arkansas Week” at 7:30 p.m. on Arkansas PBS. A livestream of the segment will be available at myarpbs.org/watchlive. A blog series accompanies the segments at myarkansaspbs.org.
The special segment will feature: Hallie Shoffner– a sixth-generation row crop farmer in the Mid-South and CEO of SFR Seed, an agricultural research farm in the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta– discussing how the quick change in weather can impact farming in The Natural State; Matt and Layne Miles– who farm rice, corn, soybean, cotton, peanuts and more on their farm in McGehee; and THV11 meteorologist Skot Covert.
“Good Roots,” produced in partnership with Arkansas Farm Bureau, seeks to shine a light on Arkansas’ rich rural culture and communities. Segments focus on the real stories of rural life, while addressing relevant topics like agriculture, health care, the economy, technology, policy and more. The segment airs the second Friday of each month during “Arkansas Week.”