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February 5, 2021 28 min

Join host Seth Stephenson this month as he sits down with Arkansas BMP Coordinator John Beasley to discuss Best Management Practices. The two discuss what these guidelines aim to accomplish, what happens if a state becomes relegated, and who needs to have a general knowledge of them. To get your own free physical copy of Arkansas's BMP book, you can call Beasley at (870) 312-9999. To see a PDF, click here.

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Join host Seth Stephenson for the first episode of 2021 as we burn away the previous year with a firey new topic! This month he sat down with Private Lands Biologist Clint Johnson with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to discuss prescribed fire and how it can benefit your land.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Voices of Forestry! This month host Seth Stephenson spoke with Harold McAlpine, the owner of the McAlpine Christmas Tree Farm, on the process of growing Christmas trees.  To find a Christmas tree farm near you in Arkansas, visit the Arkansas Christmas Tree Growers Association website.

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This month on Voices of Forestry, Seth sits down with Jennifer Johnson, his fellow Arkansas Forestry Association employee. The two discuss the Arkansas Tree Farm Program and the benefits it brings to tree farmers, big and small. For more information on the program visit https://www.arkforests.org/page/treefarm. As always, thank you to Some Guy Named Robb/Robb McCormick for the use of our theme song, The Same Love, from his album, T...

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Time again for another voice of forestry and this month it is Chandler Barton with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture - Forestry Division. Seth and Chandler discuss invasive species, big and small, and how they affect forest health. Per Chandler's recommendation, check out southernforesthealth.net for more info on various invasive species. As always, thank you to Some Guy Named Robb/Robb McCormick for the use of our theme s...

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September 3, 2020 48 min

We are back with another episode and this month, Seth is discussing wildlife with his guest Luke Lewis. The two talk about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the issue of feral hogs in the state, and how it all affects forestry. To see more information about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, you can visit agfc.com and to see the Regional Conservation Partnership Program document, you can click HERE.

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A shorter episode for everyone this month as Seth talks to Josh Barkhimer, a consulting forester, on the importance of having someone like him come out to help you on your property. The two discuss what consulting foresters do and how they help you figure out what needs to be done on your property even if you may not know yourself. If you want to learn more about the Arkansas Association of Consulting Foresters, visit acf-foresters...

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This month on Voices of Forestry, Seth sits down with forestry economist Dr. Matt Pelkki. The two discuss the state of Arkansas's forestry economy and how it affects small communities who rely on the industry. Thanks to Some Guy Named Robb/Robb McCormick for the use of our theme song "The Same Love" from his album "The Folkster." You can find more of his music on Spotify and other music streaming platforms. For ...

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For the month of June, host Seth Stephenson sat down with Larry Boccarossa, the executive director of the Arkansas Timber Producers Association (ATPA). The two discussed the logging industry in Arkansas, ATPA's role in the industry, and some of the issues facing the small businesses that make up this leg of the forestry process. You can find more information on ATPA at arkloggers.com. A special thank you to Some Guy Named Robb/...

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This month, host Seth Stephenson sat down, while observing social distancing rules, with Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward. The two discuss how COVID-19 has affected not only Arkansas forestry but all agriculture in the state and what needs to happen to recover from the pandemic. Special thank you to Ward for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to us, and Some Guy Named Robb/Robb McCormick for the use of our theme...

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Host Seth Stephenson sat down with Arkansas State Forester Joe Fox this month to discuss the Arkansas Forestry Division and its role in forestry in the state. Joe shares his expertise on the current state of Arkansas forests as well as what their goals are for 2020.

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This month, we sat down with Billie Smith Hopson, one of the owners of the oldest tree farm in Arkansas and one of the oldest in the country. She discuss the history of the property and how important it has been to her family since the early 1900's. As always, if you would like more information on AFA, you can visit arkforests.org.

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February 7, 2020 38 min

Welcome to the Voices of Forestry! Join host Seth Stephenson, the communications coordinator for the Arkansas Forestry Association, as he sits down with AFA's Executive Vice President Max Braswell to discuss what AFA's role in the forestry industry is and how things have changed over the past decade.

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