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by Randy Veach
President, Arkansas Farm Bureau
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Farm Bureau Matters Randy Veach Food for Thought Ewell Welch
14 Taste Arkansas
16 Garden Home Design 18 20 22
P. Allen Smith Land & People Gregg Patterson Do It Yourself Monte Burch Building Wealth
Arkansas Farm Bureau is committed
America today than health care. The broad
to an active role in our state’s health care
term includes the treatment, prevention and
future. Richard Armstrong of Ozark leads
delivery of services by trained and licensed
a team of dedicated volunteers who make
professionals designed to ensure individual
up our Rural Health and Safety Committee,
health. Especially today, any discussion
which is charged with finding affordable and
of health care also encompasses the costs
equitable solutions to health care challenges.
associated with those services.
We have a staff member, Jennifer Victory,
While some argue loudly about the
dedicated to working on rural health issues.
complexities and uncertainties of health
And, with our county Farm Bureaus, we
care, let’s not lose sight of the fact that our
provide recruiting and financial support
country’s health care system is one of the
for the 30 different M*A*S*H camps held
best in the world. That is unless you happen
throughout the state. The M*A*S*H program
to live in rural America, and, specifically,
is a two-week, hands-on program designed
rural Arkansas. Arkansas ranks second in the
to introduce health care careers to rising
nation in doctor shortages. Rural Arkansas
high school juniors and seniors. The hope
averages only 82 primary care physicians
is to encourage students from rural areas to
per 100,000 people, compared to 130 per
return home as a physician, nurse, dentist,
100,000 in urban areas.
Presently, 61 of our state’s 75 counties
ACHI recently released a detailed report,
suffer a shortage of health care professionals
A Guide for Policy Action, which included
according to the Arkansas Center for Health
solutions for improving our rural health care
Improvement (ACHI). More than half of our
system. Among these are:
rural residents must drive 20 to 90 minutes
• Expanding health care access to more
to see a primary care provider. When people don’t have access to primary care, they often end up going to emergency rooms at
information technology, particularly
hospitals. This is the highest cost care they
for telemedicine; • Designing a transportation network
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Arkansans; • Continuing to improve health
We’re suffering from a health care crisis
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that either brings primary care teams
in rural Arkansas. That crisis has far more
from urban to rural locations or
to do with our citizen’s inability to access
transporting patients to urban areas.
quality care than whether someone is
The challenges of funding a quality
covered by private or public insurance.
hospital are daunting, especially with the
For those of us who chose to live in rural
Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates
Arkansas, that decision shouldn’t be a death
paid to hospitals in our state being among
sentence. For example, stroke victims have
the lowest in the country. As a state, we
the potential to recover with little or no side
must do everything possible to keep the
effects if they receive appropriate treatment
doors of our rural hospitals and doctors’
within a limited time window. Because of
offices open. Our health and future depends
the distance they must travel to receive
treatment, rural residents may suffer greater side effects from a stroke. Front Porch
God bless you and your families. God bless the farmers and ranchers of our state.
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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 ADVERTISING: Contact David Brown at Publishing Concepts, Inc. for advertising rates. firstname.lastname@example.org (501) 221-9986 Fax (501) 225-3735 Front Porch (USPS 019-879) is published bi-monthly by the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, 10720 Kanis Rd., Little Rock, AR 72211. Periodicals Postage paid at Little Rock, Ark. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Front Porch, P.O. Box 31, Little Rock, AR 72203. Issue #86. Publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is prohibited. The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation reserves the right to accept or reject all advertising requests.
Food for Thought by Ewell Welch
Executive Vice President, Arkansas Farm Bureau
My spirit always gets a shot of
encouragement when I’m around students actively engaged in education, community
a career in the medical field a hands-on view of the many jobs in the medical profession. High school students sponsored by
service, leadership development and
county Farm Bureaus will also be attending
character development. We greatly value
the 57th Annual Harding University National
the youth of our state here at Arkansas Farm
Leadership Forum the first week of June.
Bureau and their pursuit of excellence. That’s
They’ll hone leadership development
why we believe it’s so important to invest
skills they can take back and use in their
in our students from the first day they enter
communities, schools, churches and homes.
school through graduation.
And they’ll learn about the free enterprise
In April, I enjoyed attending the 2013
system, foreign policy, the environment,
Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup. The
building family values, team building and
13-year-old event is a statewide business plan
other leadership issues. Go to www.harding.
competition for college students in Arkansas.
edu/nlforum for more information. The
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a major sponsor of
registration deadline is May 24.
the event. Four of the 15 undergraduate semi-
Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 40th Annual Teen
finalists presented business plans for ideas
Challenge is another county Farm Bureau
that would directly benefit agriculture. Often,
sponsored opportunity for high school
that percentage is higher.
students held June 17-20 at the Arkansas 4-H
We invest heavily in helping ensure
Center in Ferndale just outside Little Rock.
that students wanting to go to college and
Our Safety Department focuses on leadership
pursue an agriculture-related degree have that
and team-building skills (along with plenty
opportunity. Arkansas Farm Bureau, along
of fun) for the students who attend. Contact
with our county Farm Bureaus, annually
your county Farm Bureau office if you want
awards an estimated $170,000 in college
your high school student to attend. The
scholarships – no small level of support.
registration deadline is May 31.
Year-round our member volunteers and
Throughout the school year, we’re
county Farm Bureaus help support local FFA
involved continually with a variety of
and 4-H clubs and the events these clubs
programs for all students. Our Ag in the
participate in. This is in addition to the very
Classroom program distributed more than
substantial contributions we make to these
53,000 pieces of educational material along
with donating 2,200 books as part of our Ag
High schools may take a break for the
Literacy Program. We also reached more than
summer, but our support of high school
33,000 people with 550 programs covering
students never takes a break. More than 400
safety and other important topics. And our ag
Arkansas high school juniors and seniors are
educational outreach efforts reached almost
getting ready to attend two-week M*A*S*H
200,000 people about farming and ranching.
camps at 30 locations throughout the state.
Arkansas Farm Bureau is dedicated to
M*A*S*H stands for Medical Applications of
the success of the students in this state.
Science for Health. County Farm Bureaus in
We believe it’s an investment that pays
partnership with health care providers and
back far more than can ever be calculated.
community businesses and organizations
I know it’s worth it every time I’m around
fund this effort, giving students interested in
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TAMALE TIME! Arkansasâ€™ delicious, portable tradition Story and photos by Keith Sutton
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“Two for a nickel, four for a dime
your tamales special?”
Thirty cents a dozen, and you’ll sure eat fine
“It’s no secret, darlin’,” she said, smiling. “We make our tamales with love. That’s why
I can judge by the way you walk
they’re the best.”
You gonna carry half a dozen off”
Visiting with Mrs. Rhoda in her establishment on St. Mary’s Street is the
from “Molly Man,” by Red Hot Ole Mose,
the best tamales made in Arkansas. When I leave, two dozen of her corn-shuck-wrapped,
Sitting with Rhoda Adams in her Lake
beef-and-chicken tamales swim in sauce in a
Village restaurant, stuffing my sauce-covered
newspaper-wrapped food can in my truck’s
face with the best tamales I’ve ever eaten, I
floorboard. They’re too good not to share back
listen intently as this endearing lady, a celebrity
in these parts, reflects on 39 years making what
Driving back to Little Rock, I pass through
some believe to be the Delta’s best example of
miles of cotton fields and am reminded of
these culinary treats.
people’s fascination with the history of the
“My husband’s aunt got me started,” she
tamale in this region. Many speculate these
said. “I didn’t really want to do it. Making
portable bundles of meat and cornmeal, usually
tamales is lots of work. But she said it would be
associated with Mexican cuisine, made their
a good way to earn some money, so I gave it a
way to the Arkansas Delta in the 1920s and
try. We started out making a few dozen a day,
1930s when migrant laborers were brought in
and soon it seemed everyone wanted some.”
from Mexico to pick cotton and shared their
“How many do you make now?”
tamale-making secrets with share-cropping
“Oh, Lordy, I wouldn’t have no idea,
African Americans. Familiar ingredients made
honey,” she replied, patting me on the
tamales popular, as did the practicality of taking
shoulder. “It’s so many I wouldn’t want to
a warm, filling lunch into a cotton field.
count them, I’ll tell you that.”
It’s not hard to imagine two female farm
Mrs. Rhoda, now in her 70s, tells me she
laborers (it was, after all, the women who
is the mother of 15 children, 11 of whom
usually did the cooking and cotton picking)
survived to adulthood, including a daughter
having lunch together on a cool day during
who helps her and husband James run
harvest. One, of Hispanic descent, removes
the restaurant. Mrs. Rhoda has almost 60
from her lard-bucket lunch pail a bundle
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
of folded newspaper. Inside, a half dozen
“That’s my real family,” she said. “My
tamales wrapped tightly in corn shucks are still
tamale family … well, that one numbers in
steaming hot. The cornmeal surrounding the
the thousands. Folks come from all over the
pork filling has helped them retain their heat
country to eat here, because they’ve heard how
since they were warmed up that morning.
good our tamales are. Then they come back
Carry out The tamale has always been a portable food easily carried over long distances whether to sharecropper field or a modern-day home.
highlight of an on-going quest to sample
The Hispanic lady’s friend, a woman of
to eat again, because they like them so much.
African American ancestry, also has a lunch
Every day, folks from Little Rock drop in here.
pail, but the food inside it — a slice of smoked
After they get full on tamales eaten in the
ham, half a baked potato and a leftover biscuit
restaurant, they buy a dozen or three dozen or
— has grown cold. Her Mexican amigo shares a
five dozen more to take home. Some people
taste of her hot lunch, then invites the woman
even fly in to the local airport just so they can
to her home to learn how tamales are prepared.
come get some of our tamales. They like them
In the future, both women and their families
will eat hot tamales for lunch in the fields. And
I like them, too … love them. As I’m eating
when the cotton harvest ends, and the Hispanic
the last bite from an order of a dozen, I’m
field hands return home to Texas or Mexico,
thinking I could probably eat a dozen more.
the African American continues making tamales
“Is there some secret ingredient that makes
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and selling them between harvests.
Other stories about the origin of Delta
befriended some Mexican farm laborers and
known, was successful,
tamales persist, too. Some folks maintain U.S.
learned from them about tamales. He liked
making money for both
soldiers traveling south of the border during
the taste of tamales, and the Mexicans taught
families through the
the Mexican-American War in the 1840s
him how to make the hearty, delicious food
1950s. By the 1960s,
brought tamale recipes home. Others believe
they ate in the fields. Afterward, Peter, Maria
however, after Peter St.
Arkansas tamales may have a history going
and Pasquale started making tamales at their
Columbia and the Browns
back to indigenous peoples who had maize-
store and selling them daily at area farms
died, commercial tamale
based agriculture. We know Mesoamerican
and sawmills. Their delicious tamales were
making in Helena took a
cultures were making tamales similar to
popular, and they built a pushcart from
hiatus until 1987. That’s
those we eat today as early as 8000 BC.
which they hawked the treats on weekends.
when Joe and Joyce St.
Mayans, Aztecs and Incas boiled or steamed
As they pushed the cart down Helena’s
leaf-wrapped tamales made with a variety of
streets, they sang, “Two for a nickel, three for
son and daughter-in-law,
ingredients, including masa, chilies, turkeys,
a dime, would give you more, but they just ain’t
decided to resurrect the
eggs, fish, frogs, rabbits, fruits, squash and
old Elm Street tamale
Just before the Depression, Pasquale
recipe. They named the
also provided food for Arkansas Indians long
formed a business arrangement with
new business Pasquale’s
before the Spanish visited the New World.
a young couple, Maggie and Eugene
Tamales, after Joe’s dad,
Brown, who had no money but wanted
and it’s been doing well
can definitively trace the history of Arkansas
to rent a building from him for a
ever since. Made with
tamales at least as far back as 1897, the year
restaurant. He told them he would
fresh ingredients, their
Peter St. Columbia, a Sicilian immigrant,
give them his tamale recipe, buy the
beef tamales are hand-
brought his wife Maria and son Pasquale to
equipment and provide the building if
rolled in corn shucks,
live with him in Helena. Peter had settled
they would sell his tamales and split
tied with corn-shuck
there five years earlier and started a store.
the profits with him. The Elm Street
ribbons in bundles
Tamale Shop, as the business was
of three, slow simmered
These are but hypotheses; however we
Ken Moore photos
When Pasquale was a teenager, he
beans. It’s not a stretch to imagine tamales
Made with love Customers come from far and wide to enjoy Mrs. Rhoda’s tamale temptations at her Lake Village restaurant. She says her secret ingredient is her tamales are made with “love.” 8
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and then flash frozen for shipping to customers nationwide. But on Fridays and Saturdays, Joyce St.Columbia sells fresh tamales from the Pasquale’s concession trailer on Highway 49 in West Helena. A visit with this friendly lady was the second stop on my tamale quest. Joyce shied away from my camera, but served my wife and me a dozen scrumptious, juicy tamales that have made the stand one of our regular stops on frequent jaunts to nearby Tunica. McClard’s Restaurant in Hot Springs is best known for its delicious barbecue, but since the day Alex and Gladys McClard opened the restaurant in 1928, hand-rolled tamales made from a special family recipe have been on the menu. Today, the fourth-generation owners serve 3,000 of their beef-andpork tamales weekly, including a feast
Old world recipe Pasquale’s might be selling tamales made from the oldest tamale recipe in Arkansas, dating back from the late 1890s or early 1900s.
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sauce-soaked beef barbecue, beans, Fritos, onions, special seasonings and shredded cheese. Despite having a reputation for always cleaning my plate, I couldn’t finish half of it on a recent visit, even though it was among the most tasty, most original tamale dishes I’ve ever put a fork to. In Little Rock, Bob Isbell capitalized on Arkansans’ innate fondness for good tamales when, in 1985, he opened a little restaurant called Izzy’s on the west end of town. His Delta-style tamales, made fresh daily using his own recipe, became central Arkansas favorites and remain so today in a bigger, Robert. On a March visit, I sampled
better Izzy’s now run by Isbell’s son
The Spread You’d better be real usually prefer my tamales unadorned hungry if you order McClard’s “Full Spread,” a flavor bursting with extras (McClard’s Spread is an combination of tamales, barbequed exception), but the fresh chili, corn beef, sauce, Fritos, onions and chips and cheese dip smothering cheese. their shredded roast beef tamales. I
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Izzy’s 5601 Ranch Dr., Little Rock 501-868-4311 izzyslittlerock.com This west Little Rock favorite offers two types of special-recipe tamales: beef and veggie. You can’t go wrong both blue-ribbon creations that will fill you up and keep you coming back for more.
regardless of which you choose. They’re
Road food There are numerous tamale stands throughout Arkansas like this one in Hot Springs. Your best bet is to stop and sample the goods.
Tamale Factory 19751 Highway 33 South, Gregory 870-347-1350 The meaty, belly-filling tamales are a big seller in this barn-turned-restaurant near Augusta. It’s usually crowded, so if you’re planning to make a road trip, you might want to call ahead.
Doe’s Eat Place doeseatplace.com The original Doe’s in Greenville, Miss. is one of the Delta’s cultural and culinary icons. Top-shelf homemade tamales have been on the menu since the 1940s, and the tradition carries on at Doe’s in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Bentonville and Fort Smith. The extremely flavorful, spicy, parchment-wrapped tamales cooked in
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Taste Arkansas From farm to table
D compiled by Tara Johnson
How to dry cornhusks for tamales
gets direct sunlight. Turn the husks regularly, so both sides are exposed to the sun.
Did you know tamales date back to the
Bring the box of cornhusks inside at
I used to marinate steaks overnight in some secret sauce, but now this is the only way I prepare a steak for cooking. The meat
ancient Maya people? They are a portable
night to prevent mold from dew or rain.
draws in some of the salt, breaking down
food, wrapped in either a cornhusk or other
Repeat this process for several days or until
its proteins. The resulting steak is unusually
leaf then steamed. If making your own
the cornhusks turn pale and brittle. Place in
tender and delicious.
tamales, dried cornhusks are available in
plastic bags and store for up to one year in
most grocery stores with a Hispanic foods
section. However, making your own dried
Tara Johnson is a contributor to Arkansas
If you’re looking for a delicious tamale
cornhusks is fairly simple.
To begin, remove each cornhusk from its
Farm Bureau’s Taste Arkansas blog. For recipes,
recipe, check out this issue’s In the Kitchen
videos and farmer profiles visit tastearkansas.
column on page 24.
ear of corn. Pull back gently on the cornhusk to prevent it from tearing. Then, gently wash each cornhusk in warm water making sure to scrub off any dirt. Shake off any remaining
Where’s the beef? May is National Beef Month. Did you know there are 29 cuts of beef that meet the
water from the cornhusks.
governmental guidelines for being considered
Place several cornhusks in an open cardboard box, spreading them in single
lean? Each cut has less than 10 grams of
layers and put the box outside in an area that
total fat in one 3.5-ounce serving. In fact, four of my favorite steak cuts are considered lean: T-bone steak, flank steak, top sirloin steak and strip steak. I almost always use one of those four cuts when cooking a steak. Try making a steak using this marinating technique. 1. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of kosher salt or sea salt on each side of the steak. Let it sit at room temperature for about an hour. 2. If the steak is less than 1 inch, let it sit for 30-45 minutes. If your steak is 1 inch thick, let it sit for one hour. If your steak is greater than 1 inch, increase your time accordingly. To speed up the process, add more salt and let it sit for less time. It’s all relative. 3. After your salted steak has “rested,”
Aw … shucks Corn shucks are the traditional binder that holds all the goodness of a tamale.
water accumulates on the surface. When the resting time is complete, rinse the meat with cool water. Pat both sides dry with paper towels. You can add black pepper at this point, but don’t add any more salt. 4. Grill to your preferred doneness.
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1. Keep a separate cutting board for things you don’t want flavored with garlic and onion. 2. Before you chop chili peppers, rub a little vegetable oil into your hands and your skin won’t absorb the spicy chili oil. 3. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them. 4. Keep scrambled eggs warm for a couple hours by putting them in a slow cooker on low.
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Food, like nothing else, brings us together. After all, everyone eats. On Taste Arkansas, a food blog by Arkansas Farm Bureau, this simple truth is connecting those interested in food production with the farmers and ranchers who provide us with an abundance of Arkansas agricultural products.
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arm Bureau members have the opportunity to spotlight their creativity, their perception and their flair for the dramatic — or the comical or even the tragic — in our fifth Rural Reflections Photo Contest. This competition offers amateur photographers the chance to explore the many activities, seasons, triumphs, disappointments and faces of agriculture, our state’s key industry. The photos that win this competition will capture the image and spirit of agriculture, and Farm Bureau, in Arkansas. The contest includes two divisions, High School (ages 14–18) and Adult (19 and older). The winner of each receives $250. In addition, one entry will receive a Grand Prize of $500. The winners and honorable mentions may have their works published, with credit, in Front Porch and Arkansas Agriculture magazines, on Farm Bureau’s website, arfb.com, and in other publications.
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Garden Home Design The versatile soybean This Arkansas crop has many uses
by P. Allen Smith I’m proud to be part of this country’s
butter cookie, these are
agricultural heritage. My family has been
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farming in America since the 1690s, and
soy nut butter, soy milk,
my childhood memories of farm life are
soy flour and roasted soy
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nuts. You’ll love them!
culture taught me about the importance
For more of Allen’s
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favorite soy recipes, check
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Board. It features breakfast
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cotton and soybeans. While rice is still our
for dressing up the table
number-one producer, soybeans hold their
with soy-based products.
own. Almost 50 percent of our cropland is
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planted with soybeans, which contributes a
Smart cookie The soy nut cookie provides a tasty and healthy alternative dessert or snack packed with all the nutritional benefits of soybeans.
1. Combine first five ingredients in a
billion dollars to our economy annually. Soybeans are a relatively new crop for Arkansas. Early in the 20th century they
Super Soy Nut Cookies
soybean protein and soybean oil, making soybean planting more popular on U.S. farms. However, it wasn’t until after World War II when Arkansas farmers got serious about soybeans. The attraction? Soybeans are a useful rotation crop that add nitrogen
large bowl and stir until blended. 2. Add one large egg and beat until incorporated.
were planted as a forage crop. George Washington Carver discovered the value of
3. In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
1 ¼ cups firmly packed light brown
4. Slowly add dry ingredients to the
¾ cup soy nut butter
5. Drop tablespoon-sized dollops of
½ cup vegetable shortening
(hydrogenated soybean oil)
sugar/egg mixture and beat. cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
back into the soil and cost less to grow than
3 tablespoons soy milk
rice or cotton.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
dough. These add a great crunch
1 large egg
and amp up the soy levels.
Supporting Arkansas soybean farmers is as simple as choosing soy-based products like lip balm and sunscreen. Most vegetable oil is made from soybeans. I also like to put my money where my mouth is literally by cooking with soy. These soy nut cookies
6. Press roasted soy nuts into the
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
7. Place cookies into a preheated 375
¾ teaspoon baking soda
8. Remove when golden brown and
¼ cup soy flour
¾ teaspoon salt
place on a wire rack to cool. Makes
1 cup roasted soy nuts
about two dozen cookies.
are a tasty example. Similar to a peanut
degree F oven for 8-10 minutes.
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Land&People Seeing the forest because of the trees Giving back and doing more with less by Gregg Patterson
It’s Les Reid’s job as a registered
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the present forest and prescribe the necessary actions it will take to have a more vibrant forest in the future. Recognizing and seeing the details
of what exists now and their potential results in the development of a
Tree man Forester Les Reid believes “doing more with fewer resources” is a must for agriculture in a world growing in population.
forest management plan — thinning, fertilizing, harvest and replanting
“My father is a great leader, because
President’s Leadership Council to gain
— to ensure as best as possible,
he has those qualities, and he raised
knowledge of Arkansas Farm Bureau,
healthy individual trees that, taken in
a great family,” Reid said. The acorn
meet new people who desire leadership
combination, create a productive forest.
hasn’t fallen far from the tree when
and to work together “to improve on
Arkansas Farm Bureau’s President’s
it comes to the qualities that make
the resources provided to us.”
Leadership Council is similar in its
the younger Reid a potential leader
approach. The organization identified
for his generation. He was inspired to
resources” is the future for agriculture
and assessed individual members who
seek training and take on leadership
in a world increasing in population and
possess the qualities that, combined
responsibilities as his family grew.
demanding greater access to food and
with a leadership training plan,
“The birth of my children caused me
He says “doing more with fewer
shelter. Reid knows he’ll be involved
can ensure a vibrant, healthy and
to understand the importance of the
in resource development, management,
productive future for the organization
need for good leadership, so they will
doing more with less and giving back to
and agriculture in the Natural State.
have a fulfilling life, even after I am no
those who come after him.
When Les Reid defines what a
longer around to provide leadership for
“Future generations deserve the
leader is, he says it’s “a person with
them,” Reid said. He and his wife, Tia,
opportunity to manage the resources
character, having strong faith, who
have three children: Landon, 4, Luke,
we have. It’s important that they have
is knowledgeable and communicates
3, and Lane, 1. The family lives in the
the knowledge acquired by previous
Monticello area, and Reid manages 180
generations,” he said. “We must
acres of personal timberland, as well as
communicate well from generation
forestland for his clients.
to generation by giving back and
The 30-year-old Reid didn’t have to look far in finding a role model who fits his definition of leadership.
Reid wanted to become part of the
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InTheKitchen Grandma Stroh’s tamales
Courtesy of Stroh family
by Keith Sutton
The tradition of making homemade
tamales runs deep in many Arkansas Delta families, including the Stroh family of Arkansas County. Wanda Bellville Stroh, was raised at Ulm. Her
Learn by doing Mrs. Wanda Bellville Stroh finally reluctantly wrote down her tamale recipe, but always admonished that it was better to “watch and learn” how to make the beloved family treat.
grandson, Steven Stroh, lives near the family farm between Stuttgart and
those who try using the recipe will find
those who want to give it a try, here’s my
DeWitt. Steven fondly recalls annual
it difficult to follow because, like I said,
grandmother’s recipe just as she wrote
family get-togethers to make tamales
you have to watch and learn. But for
using a generations-old process Mrs. Wanda knew by heart.
“Each New Year’s Day, our extended
family would get together at my
Hot tamales by guess and by gosh!
a family tradition many years, one that
meal. Add salt and chili powder. Using hot broth, mix to a soft spreading mush. Trim corn shucks to about 4- or 5-inch
grandparents’ home to make tamales and watch ball games,” Steven said. “It was
approximately one quart or more corn
length. Rinse in cold water, then blanch in boiling water. I put these in a container of
probably started to keep my dad and his
1 hen (large) (or more)
water and bring to boil. Keep corn shucks
two brothers from staying out too late on
3 sections garlic
in cold water. They spread better if wet.
New Year’s Eve. Tamale making is a time-
consuming process, so we were expected
shuck. Thru center of mush on shuck,
to arrive early in the morning to get
place meat in about ¾ inch roll.
started. The tamale recipe wasn’t written
down. You had to watch and learn.”
meat. The mush on that side is supposed
Gebhardt chili powder (2-3 oz.)
to stick to roll of meat. Release that side
of shuck and roll in lower shuck through
For many years, Mrs. Wanda thwarted the family’s requests for her to transcribe
Spread about 1/8 inch mush evenly on
Roll upper side of shuck toward roll of
upper side of shuck.
the recipe for her delicious Delta-style tamales. But eventually she succumbed and wrote the recipe on family stationery. One of her granddaughter’s
Use heavy cooking pot with tight cover. Place something in bottom of vessel,
Boil hen until very tender in ample
like a colander, to prevent sticking. Use
had copies of it framed for family
broth with salt and onion. Separate
remaining broth or water. Keep 2-3 inch
chicken from bone and grind the chicken.
water. They boil dry too fast. Arrange
Add 1-½ oz. (approximate) chili powder,
tamales, crosshatch style (###). Steam 3
at home,” Steven said, “a reminder of all
and enough broth to make meat moist.
those fun times our family spent together
Add cayenne pepper. Chip the garlic. Mix
preparing and cooking the most delicious
“That framed recipe hangs on my wall
tamales you’ve ever eaten. No doubt,
shuck down so they won’t unroll. Should
In a large mixing bowl, use
Place rolled hot tamales with fold of
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