Author - Curtis Lanning

Magazine May 2019

Trucking Along In Arkansas

by Curtis Lanning | Photos by Jamison Mosley Trucking is one of the largest industries in America, and Arkansas is an industry hotbed. Haulers and the companies they work for are responsible for keeping the supply chain moving, getting products, packages, chemicals, food and so much more where it...

April 2019 Magazine

Searcy: A Closer Look at the Soon-to-be Hulu Star

by Curtis Lanning | Photos by Searcy Chamber of Commerce, Al Fowler & Jeff Montgomery Located less than an hour northeast of Little Rock sits Searcy, a community with a population of approximately 24,000, all eager to see the town become a Hulu star. Searcy lies in the heart of White County and...

Magazine March 2019 Startup AR

Rabbit Ridge Farms

By Curtis Lanning Not far from Damascus sits Rabbit Ridge Farms. Just how rural is this place? Alan Mahan, who runs the farm with his wife, says it is seven miles away from a traffic signal, and getting a jug of milk is a 30-minute journey. Farming is in Mahan’s blood. His grandfather arrived...

Magazine March 2019

Ralston Family Farms

by Curtis Lanning In Atkins, Ralston Family Farms is growing sustainable rice, a crop more commonly grown in the Delta. Tim Ralston has called the River Valley home for years.  “We’ve been farming here since 1999,” he says. The area around his farm was predominantly dry land. But Ralston...

Magazine March 2019 Startup AR

Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative

By Curtis Lanning In the town of Clinton, in north-central Arkansas, is Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative. Founder Cody Hopkins describes his startup as a farmer-owned e-commerce company that makes it easy for families to order pasture-raised meats from family-owned farms in Arkansas, Texas...

Magazine March 2019

Starting From The Ground Up

by Curtis Lanning Need to get from A to B? There’s Uber. Looking to have food delivered from a myriad of available restaurants? There’s DoorDash. Need a small loan from your upcoming paycheck? There’s Earnin. And while each of these apps has accomplished something great, we can’t assume...