Agriculture Archive

Burgundy Book Shows Transportation Industry Growth

by Alexis Hosticka 6/25/2015 09:34 am

More than half of businesses expect that economic conditions in 2015 will be better than in 2014, according to a survey in the Little Rock Zone of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Kenny Gunderman Leads Buy of Acreage Near Wrightsville

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

A nearly 1,150-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County and a 7,847-SF office building in west Little Rock are the dynamic duo for this week's seven-digit transactions.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Former 40 Under 40 Member Chris Olsen on Staying Evergreen in Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

In partnership with his father, Chris Olsen bought the Doramus landscape company in 1996, changing the name to Horticare and selling it in 2005. In 2003, he opened his second home and garden store, Botanica Gardens. In May, Olsen opened Plantopia Home & Garden Center in North Little Rock.

UAPB Professor Named President of World Aquaculture Society

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 04:18 pm

Dr. Rebecca Lochmann, professor of aquaculture and fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, was inducted as president of the World Aquaculture Society during the organization's annual business meeting, held in Jeju, South Korea in May.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Deltic Timber Expands Board of Directors

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 04:13 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. will expand its board of directors and elected Bert H. Jones and Leonore M. Sullivan to fill the additional positions.

Phil Baldwin Tells Independence County to 'Dream Big'

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 03:12 pm

Through citizen involvement and a potluck of ideas, Independence County is aiming to leverage its strengths to improve its prospects in five key areas, including economic development. In doing so, Citizens Bank CEO Phil Baldwin is urging the county to aim high.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Mack's Prairie Wings Not Ducking Calls With New Jobs in Stuttgart

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Outdoor outfitter Mack's Prairie Wings of Stuttgart is adding up to 40 jobs as it brings its call center in-house.

Attorney Fees in Turner Grain Case Adding Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

As Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. winds its way through Chapter 7 liquidation, attorneys have filed paperwork seeking fees of more than $200,000.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

New Heifer Position An Effort to Respond to Donors, Provide Accountability

by Jan Cottingham 6/15/2015 12:00 am

A year after Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari told Arkansas Business about the nonprofit's increased emphasis on measuring its impact, Heifer has created and filled a position to do exactly that.

Census Says Nonemployer Businesses See Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The number of businesses without paid employees — known as nonemployer businesses — in the U.S. rose by 269,705 in 2013, to 23 million, a 1.2 percent increase, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Children's Hospital Names Tamara Perry Director of Telemedicine (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Tamara Perry has been promoted to medical director of telemedicine at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Perry, who specializes in allergies and asthma, has been with the hospital since 2004. Shawn Harwell was also promoted by ACH to administrative director of telemedicine after five years of managing the hospital's media services.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Independence County Receives $1.25M Economic Grant

by Lance Turner 6/6/2015 03:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has announced a $1.25 million grant to Independence County to be used for infrastructure improvements near a poultry feed mill.

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.