Front Porch - Sept./Oct. 2013
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A medium-size apple with the skin on (95 calories) provides 17 percent of your daily fiber needs, is a good source of vitamin C and is wonderfully flavorful. Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org I Matters by Randy Veach President, Arkansas Farm Bureau “I have fought the good fight, I have in fact, went to countless homes and farm shops to increase understanding of how these farmer funded check-off programs could be successful. It was his idea to create the Arkansas Foundation for Agriculture, which brought together various entities to promote the Arkansas farmer and rancher to the general public. And more recently, it was Ewell’s vision that led to the creation of the President’s Leadership Council, a training program that enhances the leadership skills of Farm Bureau members. This doesn’t take into consideration the countless other issues that his wisdom helped guide Arkansas Farm Bureau and other organizations to success. In announcing his plans to employees, Ewell wrote this: “This decision was made after a lot of prayer, reflection and conversation. My wife Deanna and I look forward to doing things we have put off doing for a long time, specifically spending more time with our children and grandchildren. “I am excited for the future of Arkansas Farm Bureau, because I know its mission and purpose will carry on and continue to have a positive impact on our state.” Because of Ewell’s work and leadership, this organization has talented and effective employees, motivated leaders and a stable financial future. I want to extend a sincere thank you to Ewell Welch and a hearty bon voyage to him and his wife Deanna. Ewell has, indeed, fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith alive for a meaningful and successful Arkansas Farm Bureau. God bless you and your families. God bless the farmers and ranchers of Arkansas. And God bless Arkansas Farm Bureau. finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7 While I have the privilege and honor of carrying the title of president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the person who has the most meaningful impact on the dayto-day success of the organization is the executive vice president. Ewell Welch, a close, personal friend of mine and someone whose opinion I seek when dealing with difficult issues, is retiring from that role on Nov. 1, ending 36 years of service to the organization. For the past 11 years, Ewell has served as executive vice president, where his humble leadership and wisdom have aided each of us who enjoy the benefits of Farm Bureau membership. He writes about his pending retirement in his “Food for Thought” column on the next page. With his usual understated style, Ewell’s column is not about him, but rather the principled and meaningful purpose of Farm Bureau, its leaders and employees, and the privilege he’s felt while working for such a well-grounded organization. The willingness to always put others above himself is the sign of a true servant leader and, to me, that’s what made Ewell such an effective leader. Raised in rural Yell County, the son of 6 All aboutApples P. Allen Smith Farm Bureau Matters Randy Veach Food for Thought Ewell Welch Tara Johnson 3 4 14 Taste Arkansas 21 24 26 16 Garden Home Design P. Allen Smith Do It Yourself Monte Burch In the Kitchen P. Allen Smith Building Wealth Will Hileman Rhonda Whitley at email@example.com Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation Farm Bureau Center P.O. Box 31 • Little Rock, AR 72203-0031 Fax: (501) 228-1557 Please provide membership number. For address changes, contact: a vo-ag teacher and FFA advisor, Ewell is a man of incredible integrity – among the most principled I’ve ever been around. He’s a man of his word. While his words are few, when Ewell speaks his words are meaningful. Before moving into executive management, Ewell worked in Farm Bureau’s commodities division. While there, he helped revamp several of the commodity promotion programs. Ewell, Front Porch I pcipublishing.com Created by Publishing Concepts, Inc. For Advertising info contact David Brown • 1-800-561-4686 firstname.lastname@example.org b arf b .com 3 Front Porch Arkansas Farm Bureau © 2013 Official membership publication of Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Front Porch is mailed to more than 200,000 member-families. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Included in membership dues. Arkansas Farm Bureau Officers: President Randy Veach Manila Vice President Rich Hillman Carlisle Secretary/Treasurer Tom Jones Pottsville Executive Vice President Ewell Welch Little Rock Directors: Richard Armstrong, Ozark Troy Buck, Alpine Jon Carroll, Moro Joe Christian, Jonesboro Terry Dabbs, Stuttgart Mike Freeze, England Bruce Jackson, Lockesburg Johnny Loftin, El Dorado Gene Pharr, Lincoln Rusty Smith, Des Arc Allen Stewart, Mena Mike Sullivan, Burdette Leo Sutterfield, Mountain View Ex Officio Sherry Felts, Joiner Brent Lassiter, Newport Janice Marsh, McCrory Brian Walker, Horatio Executive Editor: Steve Eddington Editor: Gregg Patterson Contributing Writers: Ken Moore, Keith Sutton, Chris Wilson Research Assistant: Brenda Gregory I Food for Thought by Ewell Welch Executive Vice President, Arkansas Farm Bureau I struggle to find the right words for availability of quality health care in our rural communities, the statewide trauma network, and (still) a quality transportation infrastructure, in addition to the obvious work in the areas of state and national agriculture policy. Our work has been meaningful. And it won’t stop. With an exploding world population and the resources to grow crops and raise animals for food production near capacity, our work to ensure a safe and wholesome food supply will be challenged. While some with confusing and misguided intentions attempt to paint modern farmers and their production methods in an unflattering light, the farmers and ranchers of our state, and this nation, are out working to end world hunger. Let me be clear, our farmers and ranchers aren’t the problem, they’re the solution — and one of the great American success stories of the last century — with history and modern science on their side. It’s been my privilege to work for an organization so grounded in principal and whose mission carries such deep meaning and responsibility. I’ve been especially honored to spend the past 11 years so closely involved with the leadership and direction of the organization. For those who have actively engaged with Farm Bureau, it’s almost as if we can hear the heartbeat of the organization. It’s like a living, breathing being. And it’s special because of what it stands for. It’s important it stays that way. Long live Arkansas Farm Bureau. this my final Food for Thought column. My retirement from Arkansas Farm Bureau, after 36 years, is official Nov. 1. I wish good fortune on this great organization and its members, Rodney Baker, who will be the next executive vice president, and the many volunteer leaders who provide Arkansas Farm Bureau with its collective soul. As I reflect on Arkansas Farm Bureau and what it means, I’m struck with the noble purpose and mission of the organization: to advocate on behalf of the men and women of agriculture. In many ways, that purpose is more meaningful now than in 1935 when Arkansas Farm Bureau was founded. We now have less than 2 percent of Americans engaged in production agriculture, compared to upward of 25 percent of the population in 1935. Because of the limited numbers involved in farming, if we don’t have an advocacy organization like Farm Bureau working on behalf of agriculture, the voice of agriculture is simply lost. Elected officials are much less likely to respond to such a small portion of the population, so it’s imperative we have someone willing to carry that message. That has been, and will continue to be, the mission of Arkansas Farm Bureau. 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The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation reserves the right to accept or reject all advertising requests. b 4 Front Porch I arf b .com Front Porch I arf b .com 5 All about Apples 6 Front Porch I a r fb.co m Fall’s tempting abundance by P. Allen Smith W flavors from which to choose. When you’ve tasted a really good industry became the largest employer in the northwest region of the state. Arkansas was experiencing what was termed “southern apple mania.” But an industry that was largely a monoculture began producing poor apple harvests. Ben Davis, the backbone apple variety of the Arkansas industry, was no longer recommended for planting. Demand for southern apples lessened, and farmers began to diversify. However, the Arkansas Black apple, with its dark-purple, thick skin, is a survivor of those days (see page 14). apple, it’s easy to understand why Eve was tempted by this fruit. My favorite varieties are crisp, sweet and juicy. To me the texture is as important as the flavor. The apple harvest ushers in fall, and heritage apples are garnering more and more attention these days. I’m glad, because there’s such a wide range of Diversity is a good thing Most often when you go to the grocery store these days, you see Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, maybe Braeburns, Fujis, of course Granny Smith, and that’s about it. However, in the 19th century and even before, there were hundreds of apple varieties from which to choose, each having its own delicious, unique flavor. With all the new interest in these heritage apples, you no longer have to grow the apple trees to enjoy the vintage varieties. Rome Beauty, McIntosh and Jonathan are some of my favorites. Thomas Jefferson loved his apples. Esopus Spitzenburg and Cox’s Orange Pippin were among his favorites. The Buncombe connection While the Arkansas Black may have been the best-known apple in Arkansas, the Buncombe was the best known in my family. I don’t know if you’re like me in this regard, but when I have a childhood memory or think back to something that really made me happy, I want to repeat it. I guess it just comes with maturing. My aunt and uncle had an old apple tree by their dairy barn. It was a Buncombe apple, which comes from the 19th century. My aunt would pick those apples every fall, peel them and dry them, and throughout winter she’d make the most delicious fried pies. As a matter of fact, she still does. She took bud wood off of that very Buncombe tree and grafted some apple trees for me for the heritage apple orchard at my farm. So by selecting heritage varieties for the Garden Home Retreat, I can enjoy some of those flavors of the past, and at the same time, preserve the important bud wood or genetics of the trees for future generations. In addition to my aunt’s Buncombes, we chose 10 varieties of heritage fruit trees rarely found in orchards today. Diversity is a good thing. JAMESON Architects PA and Switch Photo A little history Arkansas was once known for its apple production. In the early 19th century, settlers were moving west and planting their favorite apple varieties. By the middle of the century, northwest Arkansas orchards were booming. Surviving the ravages of the Civil War and with the rapid growth of the railroads, by the late 1800s, the market for apples grew steadily. By the early 1900s, Arkansas orchards were producing millions of bushels of apples each season. Benton and Washington counties alone had a combined total of two million apple trees, and the commercial apple Front Porch I arf b .com 7 Apple varieties planted at the Moss Mountain Farm orchard: Ashmead’s Kernel Calville Blanc Arkansas Black Cox’s Orange Pippin Honeycrisp Hewe’s Virginia Crab Esopus Spitzenburg Magnum Bonum Transcendent Crab 8 F ront P orch I arf b .com Hortus Ltd. You’ll see I’ve also mixed in a few crabapples with the fruitbearing varieties. We’ve all heard of crabapples, but exactly what are they? The main difference between these two is the size of the fruit. Crabapples produce a tiny fruit in fall, but it’s the profusion of springtime blooms that makes them so desirable. Planting apples in your backyard is easier than you think. They love sun, especially in the morning to dry the dew, and good soil with good drainage. With just a few considerations, you can have your own mini apple orchard. Apples require pollen from another variety to set fruit, so you’ll need space to plant at least two varieties that bloom at the same time. Three is even better. Taste is important when choosing varieties but so are disease resistance and chill hours. Don’t forget this. Depending on your space, you can choose rootstocks that will produce full size, semi-dwarf or dwarf trees and strains that are spur type or nonspur type. Spur types and semi-dwarf or dwarf rootstocks are usually better for a home garden. They’re smaller trees and easier to harvest, prune and spray. They also tend to bear fruit at an earlier age. While a tree is young, fertilize yearly with a complete organic fertilizer following package directions and keeping the fertilizer at least 6 inches away from the trunk. After a few years, the trees will only need a nitrogen fertilizer. You should periodically test your soil to determine the need for any other nutrients. Apples (and crabapples) benefit from a later winter pruning. I tackle this job just as the leaf buds are beginning to swell. I don’t take out any major limbs. I just try to clean it up, removing broken, dead or unwanted branches and twigs, and open up the canopy, so all the branches can get more sun and air circulation. Now, I don’t let anything go to waste. All of the twigs I cut off are bundled together for use when grilling. I love to cook chicken over fruit wood. The flavor is excellent. 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Jane Colclasure 10 Front Porch I arf b .com Space saving espaliers I’ve always had a thing for the effect of causing the plants to produce more fruit. The reasons for growing espaliered trees are still viable today. They’re excellent space savers perfect for small gardens, offer easier access for gardeners with limited mobility and because they’re less susceptible to breaking branches, these trees have an incredible life span. You can find espaliered apple trees around 150 years old that still produce fruit! Enter the honeybee, one of the most important pollinators of apples trees. Honeybees tend to visit flowers in the morning, so activities like spraying or mowing should be put off until later in the day, allowing them to do their job and give you a good apple crop. It’s best not to spray any pesticides on your lawn or in your garden that could possibly harm honeybees until late afternoon or evening when the bees are least likely to be out foraging. I get ready for the harvest as summer days shorten and the apples begin ripening. The pruned twigs get used in the kitchen for cooking, and, of course, the glorious apples are eaten fresh and also dried just like Aunt Genny does. Although I don’t know if I can ever manage to make fried pies like she does. espaliered (pronounced is-palyerd) trees at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. So I made sure to incorporate some into the landscape plan of my farm garden. What I appreciate about them is they’re beautiful and useful. Espalier training in the classic European styles can be traced back to techniques developed in the mid 1600s by Father Legendre of Hanonville, France. The problem he faced was the last frost of the season would kill the fruit buds. He also noted the trees planted nearest the monastery walls always suffered less bud kill. So he planted more trees near walls. He eventually ran into a space problem, so to remedy this he started shearing the trees, which he discovered had the positive Honeybees and apple trees Because apple flowers are not self-fruitful — requiring pollen from another apple or crabapple variety — they also need a means of transport to get the pollen from one flower to the next. With ample pollen, you’ll have more fruit of a higher quality. b Ada Red Arkansas Black Arkansaw (Arkansas Red) Ashton Beach (Lady Pippin) Coffelt (Wandering Spy) Collins Elkhorn Arkansas best Arkansas led the nation in commercial apple production in the early Etris 1900s. Benton County was the leading apple-producing county in the country in Evans 1901 with 2.5 million bushels. 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Farmers sold excess apples from the expansion of their kitchen orchards to freighters who hauled Of all the numerous southern varieties of apples, Arkansas is best known for the Arkansas Black apple. Early sources indicate a farmer named Mr. Brathwaite developed the Arkansas Black apple in 1870 in his orchard northwest of Bentonville. There weren’t many large orchards of Arkansas Black apples. However, in the late 1800s, the Arkansas Black apple made up 10 to 15 percent of the state’s apple production. At that time, farmers exhibited apple varieties at local, national and international exhibitions. In 1900, the Arkansas Black apple won first prize at an exhibition in Paris, France. By 1920, an infestation of codling moths in apples required spraying, which made growing apples more expensive. Then, the required washing of apples to remove spray residue further increased growing expenses. Drought conditions across several years stressed orchard trees, Tara Johnson is a contributor to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Taste Arkansas blog. For recipes, videos and farmer profiles, visit tastearkansas.com today. and the Depression of the 1930s reduced the viability of Arkansas’ commercial orchards. The state’s apple industry never recovered. However, the Arkansas Black apple survives to this day, and we’re better off because of it. The Arkansas Black is a round, medium-sized apple. The flesh is yellow, fine grained, crisp and juicy. The skin is dark red to black, and the fruit ripens in October or November. Many enjoy eating Arkansas Blacks fresh, but it’s also a favorite for pies and cobblers. Before widespread refrigeration, many Arkansans dried apples for future use; crushed for juice, cider or vinegar; or canned as apple butter. Farmers still grow Arkansas Blacks. In fact, the Arkansas Black makes up about 3 to 5 percent of Arkansas’ total apple crop. Various apple-producing regions grow Arkansas Black apples throughout the U.S., including California, Washington, Oregon and Ohio. Black is best The Arkansas Black apple is highly flavorful, excellent for baking and stores well. Its name comes from its distinctive dark coloration. 1. When buying apples, look for fruit with a shiny skin. Dull skin indicates a lack of crispness. 2. Apples ripen up to 10 times faster at room temperature than refrigerated. 3. Rub cut apples with lemon juice to keep the slices from turning brown. 4. A pound of apples, cored and sliced, measures about 4 ½ cups. So, buy about 2 pounds of apples for a 9-inch pie. b Front Porch I arf b .com hunter: another word for conservationist Hunters do more to conserve habitat than any other group. And they have achieved great things for wildlife and wild places by supporting conservation organizations like Ducks Unlimited. With their support, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 12 million acres of habitat across the continent. Come share our vision of skies filled with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever. To find out more go to www.ducks.org NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU FEDERATION Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation will be at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in the Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel, Little Rock, Ark. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect a Board of Directors for the ensuing year and to transact such other business as may properly come before the members. Ewell R. Welch Executive Vice President NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF FARM BUREAU MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF ARKANSAS, INC. Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the members of Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Arkansas, Inc. will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in the Governor Fulton Room at the Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Ark. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a Board of Directors for the ensuing year and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Tom Jones Secretary Front Porch I arf b .com 15 Garden Home Design Decorating with apples Fun, easy and beautiful indoor decoration by P. Allen Smith Hortus Ltd. Hortus Ltd. Y and color palette. 16 You donâ€™t have to break the bank to create a spectacular decoration for fall. It can be as close as the produce department of the grocery store or the farmers market. And if apples and orchards are your thing, there are many ways to add just the right touch. Just remember to stick with a central idea The simplest way to begin is to use Apple of my eye Be creative and use apples to decorate areas of your home (top). Apples can also be the subject of a decorative fall theme for mealtime entertaining with friends (below). Coring out the center to hold a tiny bouquet of flowers is a fun and whimsical way to use this diverse fruit. Paired with a lattice ceramic basket of apples, it becomes a decorative bookend for some of my most-oftenused recipe books. In the front parlor, I often use a large apothecary jar filled with apples as a focal point on my library table. the apple as a vase or flower container. Apple totems tablescape With so many varieties of apples available in the fall, using a medley of them in a fun way can enliven an autumn tablescape. Itâ€™s easy with a mixture of colorful varieties like Granny Smith, Red Rome and Pink Lady with some acorns and maize. Here, I used the golds, rusts, burnt reds and browns typical of autumn colors for the placemats and tableware. To make the apple stacks, I use a metal skewer to poke a hole through the apple and wooden skewers to hold the stacks together. Wooden bowls hold the apple arrangements with a bit of corn husk and some acorns sprinkled in. The different colors of the apples offer varied colors to compliment the scape. Finish it off with small votive candles to add a soft glow. 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Fasten the short legs to the outer ends of the long stretchers, again making sure the joint is square. Then fasten the long leg assembly over the leg assemblies and bottom front and back stretchers. Cut the top boards to length. Fasten in place down on the top stretchers with screws countersunk below the wood surface. Round all corners with a saber saw. Cut the bench seat boards and fasten them in place in the same manner. Sand all rough edges. That’s all it takes. Now you’ve got the stable base needed to properly sight-in your rifle. Good luck this season. Scan QR code below to download schematic drawing of this shooting bench, or get it at http://www.arfb.com/docs/ shootingbench.pdf. Ready, aim, fire A stable platform, like this easy-to-build shooting bench is essential to making sure your rifle is sighted in accurately. b Materials list: • 4 table legs, 2 x 4 x 28½” • 2 bench legs, 2 x 6 x 16½” • 4 front and back stretchers, 2 x 4 x 38½” • 2 upper side stretchers 2 x 4 x 30” • 2 bottom side stretchers 2 x 4 x 48” • 3 tabletop 2 x 6 x 38” • 4 tabletop, cut to fit 2 x 6 x 36” • exterior glue • box of 3” exterior self-starting wood screws Front Porch I w w w .a r fb.co m 21 Monte Burch G Gun sight-in and bench shooting practice require a shooting bench. And the first prerequisite is sturdiness. With a wobbly bench, you’ll end up extremely frustrated with your shooting ability, and your gun won’t be properly sighted-in. The bench shown is made of treated 2 x 4s and 2 x 6s. You can leave it outside without any problem, and it’s easy to build. 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