010. Voices from the Field (Part I of II)

The Yarn's December 6th production, titled “Voices from the Field,” brought the spirit of farming to the urban heart of Little Rock. Attendees heard tales that define the innovation, tradition, history and science involved in making Arkansas’ biggest economic engine run in the 21st century.

Agriculture is the largest industry in the state, contributing about $16 billion annually to its economy. Farming is a part of the landscape and culture in Arkansas, from the mineral-rich lands of the Mississippi Delta to the mountains of northern Arkansas and touching all rural and urban areas in between. Of the nearly 50,000 farms based in the state, 97% are family-owned. It’s their stories that will take the stage this December.

This is part one of a two part series.