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News - February 2014 

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February 28, 2014

Mindfulness key to successful co-existence between wildlife, humans

LITTLE ROCK – Interactions between people and deer, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, bears and other wildlife can sometimes turn into problems.  

February 28, 2014

Good Records Key to Increasing Profits

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Keeping good records and analyzing them provides ranchers an opportunity to fine-tune their ranch’s management and to increase profits, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. 

February 28, 2014

Dr. Carole R. Engle receives U.S. Aquaculture Society Distinguished Service Award 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. --Dr. Carole R. Engle, director of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has received the United States Aquaculture Society Distinguished Service Award.            

February 28, 2014

Herd rebuilding, calf health, weed control top agenda at River Valley Beef Cattle conference

OZARK, Ark. – A new date, March 13, has been set for the 2014 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference that was postponed due to threatening winter weather

February 28, 2014

Carol Mendel, beautification projects in 12 cities honored with AFGS awards 

LITTLE ROCK – Opening day at the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden show featured a bevy of honors include Greening of Arkansas grants, show garden awards and a special award to Carol Mendel of Little Rock as the Volunteer of the Year. 

February 28, 2014

March 3 webinar focuses on effects of new Farm Bill on Southern agriculture

LITTLE ROCK  -- The Effects the just-passed Farm Bill will have on Southern agriculture will be part of a webinar, “Implications of the 2014 Farm Bill on Federal Crop Insurance, set for Monday, March 3, from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. CST.   

February 25, 2014

Big Creek research team seminar to discuss hog farm water monitoring report

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A team of scientists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will discuss preliminary findings from its recent report on water monitoring near the C&H Hog Farm in Newton County. Members of the Big Creek Research and Extension Team will present “Big Creek and the C&H Farm: The Science” at 3 p.m. March 4 at Hembree Auditorium in the Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Building on the UA campus. The AFLS Building is on Maple Street just west of Garland Avenue. 

February 21, 2014

Master Gardener program to offer scholarship in honor of Janet Carson

LITTLE ROCK – County 76, the state advisory group of the Arkansas Master Gardeners is seeking applications for a $1,000 scholarship established to honor Janet Carson, author, garden guru and extension horticulture specialist for University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

February 21, 2014

Avoid the cholesterol double whammy of trans fats 

TEXARKANA, Ark. – Trans fats can make food taste better, last longer on the grocery store shelf and improve food texture, but once consumed, they can raise levels of bad cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.  

February 21, 2014

Feb. 28 is NAP signup deadline for vegetable producers 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Feb. 28 is the deadline for producers of noninsurable crops to sign up for the Noninsured Assistance Program, NAP.

February 21, 2014

Plan to pass on the management of the family farm 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Succession planning is one way to help keep the next generation on the farm and meet the financial needs of all the family members, says Dr. David Fernandez, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Cooperative Extension Program livestock management specialist. “There are seven steps to creating a farm succession plan,” he says.

February 17, 2014

Arkansas bucks national decline in cattle numbers

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’ cattle numbers recovering nearly two years after the start of a drought that caused $128 million damage to the state’s beef industry, while national numbers plummet to their lowest levels in more than 60 years.

February 17, 2014

Ark Flower & Garden show feast for eyes and palate

LITTLE ROCK -- The 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden show will not only be a feast for the eyes, but also the palate, thanks to cooking demonstrations by the Cooperative Extension Service.

February 14, 2014

Feb. 28 Deadline to Sign Up for Crop Insurance

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Feb. 28 is the deadline for Arkansas row crop producers to make all crop insurance decisions for spring crops. Growers have until then to decide if they want to purchase crop insurance, reinstate crop insurance, which crops they want to insure and their levels of coverage for the 2014 crop insurance year. 

 February 14, 2014

Nuisance the Most Likely Outcome When Feeding Wild Animals

LITTLE ROCK – Maybe it’s all the movies we watched growing up or the abundance of YouTube videos of deer, foxes and coyotes feeding from our backyards. Whatever the reason, we have an unrealistic view about feeding wildlife, and it can result in a nuisance and even danger.

February 12, 2014

Tomato workshop set for Feb. 18 in Conway

CONWAY, Ark. – Known in the past as “wolf peaches,” or “love apples,” there was once a lot of mythology associated with the tomato. However, take some of the mystery out of America’s most popular garden vegetable by joining the Faulkner County Extension Office for a Tomato Workshop on Feb. 18. 

February 12, 2014

Chocolate’s dark side shows its good side for heart-health benefits

TEXARKANA, Ark. – Americans are expected to show their love by spending some $17.3 billion on Valentine’s Day this year, but the heart-smartest money may be those gifts that include dark chocolate.

February 10, 2014

Soil Fertility Workshop cancelled

The Soil Fertility Workshop set for tomorrow in Stuttgart has been cancelled due to the potential for inclement weather.

February 10, 2014

River Valley Beef Conference postponed

The River Valley Beef conference scheduled for Feb. 11, has been postponed due to hazardous driving conditions, and will be rescheduled. 

February 7, 2014

Ground-penetrating radar, water-monitoring stations set up by Big Creek research team

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Researchers conducting an in-depth examination of a controversial hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed have been employing ground-penetrating radar, grid soil-sampling and water-monitoring devices as they lay groundwork for the multi-phase, long-term study, according to a report submitted to the governors’ office. 

 February 7, 2014

Saturated ground, ice weight still mean danger of falling trees, branches

LITTLE ROCK – Even though the storm system that encased many parts of Arkansas in ice has past, there is still potential for damage from falling trees and limbs, Tamara Walkingstick, associate director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, said Friday.

February 7, 2014

Bees, bamboo, bottle trees part of 2014 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show

LITTLE ROCK – Bees, bamboo and bottle trees are just three of the topics set to engage your gardening brain at the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show set for Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center.

February 7, 2014

Cooking for one doesn't necessarily mean having a bowl of cereal 

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Is your idea of cooking for one a bowl of cereal? It doesn't have to be, said, Carla Haley-Hadley, Miller County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

February 6, 2014

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Goes Beyond Blooms

LITTLE ROCK – The full schedule has been announced for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

February 5, 2014

3-D printing adds new dimension to youth entrepreneur camp

LITTLE ROCK – A camp that teaches youths ages 9-19 the basics of starting a business gets a new dimension this year as the young entrepreneurs use a 3-D printer to create their products.