PBS show, “Good Roots” will travel to Northeast Arkansas to explore organic and sustainable farming techniques, followed by a stop in the Farmers Market Tour, in the latest segment airing during “Arkansas Week” Friday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. on Arkansas PBS and live-streaming at myarpbs.org/watchlive.
Host Lauren McCullough visits Whit Smith, a fifth generation farmer in Cherry Valley, who demonstrates his organic farming techniques at Birdeye Farms and shares his commitment to sustainable farming for the community. According to Smith, the secret is all in the soil.
Then McCullough stops by the ASU Regional Farmers’ Market in Jonesboro to learn more about their upcoming expansion and the local community offerings.
“Good Roots,” produced in partnership with Arkansas Farm Bureau, seeks to shine a light on Arkansas’s 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.”
Segments and bonus footage of “Good Roots” are also featured on all Arkansas PBS digital platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, the Engage Arkansas PBS app and the PBS Video app. A blog series accompanies the segments at myarkansaspbs.org.
Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado) and KETS (Lee Mountain). Major funding for “Good Roots” is provided by Arkansas Farm Bureau.