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Farm School & Homesteading Conference Coming To Bentonville This Spring

Whether you’re an apartment-dwelling health enthusiast interested in patio farming or own a few acres with thoughts of homesteading, the NWA Farm School and Homesteading Conference has something for you! Coming to the Benton County Fairgrounds Apr 16-20.

  • Digging In: Farm School includes four days of farm visits and intensive classes on raising livestock, followed by a conference on Friday and Saturday, covering everything from growing sprouts on your windowsill to growing crops in a greenhouse.

  • The Whole Family: Kids can hug cows, pet baby goats, and play with chicks during a Jr. Farm School while their parents take the deep dive. There will be a ticketed Farm to Table Dinner on Thursday evening, and everyone can enjoy live music on Thursday and Friday and food trucks Thursday through Saturday.

Read more from the event organizer HERE.


Outdoor Cap Added To The Ranks Of Bicycle-Friendly Businesses In Northwest Arkansas

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Last week, Bentonville-based headwear provider Outdoor Cap Company was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a silver Bicycle Friendly Business award, celebrating the company's efforts to build a more bicycle-friendly workplace.

  • Along For The Ride: As part of the Bicycle Friendly Business network, Outdoor Cap Company will gain access to tools and technical assistance to help them make their business even more welcoming and accessible to cyclists.

  • Hats Off To You: Over 1,400 businesses across the country have been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists, and of Arkansas’s 85 Bicycle Friendly Businesses, 77 are in Northwest Arkansas.

Find a list of other Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Northwest Arkansas HERE.

Sink Your Teeth Into Some Delicious Deals During Fayetteville Restaurant Week

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Dozens of restaurants are offering specials, freebies, and deals for Fayetteville Restaurant Week. With options all over town, get out there and try something new!

Explore more FRW Deals HERE.


J.B. Hunt To Acquire Walmart’s Intermodal Assets

Walmart Truck

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J.B. Hunt is set to acquire Walmart’s intermodal assets as part of a recently announced multi-year agreement, aiming to bolster their intermodal services and capacity while emphasizing their commitment to sustainable transportation practices.

  • Á La Mode:Intermodal” refers to transporting goods using multiple modes, such as rail and truck, creating a more efficient environmentally friendly process. and efficient impact.

  • Good Partners: Walmart and J.B. Hunt have worked together on transportation services for decades. The companies will optimize their efficiency and service delivery by combining their transportation assets.

Read more on the partnership in Talk Business & Politics HERE.


Northwest Arkansas Sales Tax Revenue Up 3.13% In February Report

According to February's report, Northwest Arkansas sales tax revenue growth remained positive overall, though its pace of growth has slowed. Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, and Springdale brought in a combined total of $10.367m — a 3.13% increase over February 2023.

  • The Streak Ends: Bentonville’s fourteenth-month streak of double-digit growth has ended as the city posted revenue of $2.409m, down 2.94% from 2023. Mayor Stephanie Orman said she was not concerned about the slower start to 2024, noting the city’s resilience.

  • On A Positive Note: Rogers collected $2.87m, a 9.64% increase over last year. Fayetteville reported sales tax revenue of $2.943m, up 1.65% from the previous year. Springdale saw 4.28% growth, with total revenue reaching $2.144m.

Read more on the region’s economic trajectory HERE.

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In other news…

  • 🎶 On That Note: Stop by GoatLab Brewery on Feb 28 for another Note-able Wednesday, and enjoy live music over an excellent selection of German-inspired beer and delicious wood-fired pizzas.*

  • 🏋️‍♀️ Feel Strong: Take back your health and energy with just two 20-min workouts per week. The Exercise Coach in Bentonville uses bio-sensitive training technologies to prescribe workouts specifically catered to your unique muscular and metabolic makeup. Get started with two free sessions.*

  • 🧹 Clean home, happy heart! Reach out to NWA Cleaners to get your home, short-term rental, or Airbnb cleaned. Get a quote HERE.*

  • 🎵 Music Monday: Looking for live music? Here’s a snapshot of some shows scheduled around town this week.

  • 🏠 Around The Bend: The Bend on Promenade is now open in Rogers, featuring spacious 1 or 2-bedroom apartments with a modern farmhouse feel. They’re hosting a ribbon cutting and open house this Friday, Mar 1, at 10a.

  • 💐 Tiptoe Through the Tulips: Join Oak One Townhomes for a community gathering and collective installation of Tulips for Bentonville, a temporary art exhibit, while enjoying live jazz, a petting zoo, Kona Ice, face painting, and more!

  • 🚴 On A Roll: Here’s a list of all the cycling events scheduled around Northwest Arkansas in 2024.

  • 📅 NWA Calendar: Stay up to date with events mentioned in the newsletter, or post your own upcoming events to our events calendar!

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