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July 29, 2014
STUTTGART, Ark. -- Let your smartphone be your guide thanks to the 2014 Arkansas Rice
The app, available for both iOS and Android smart phones, is “available at no cost
and will help you navigate the exhibit area, while organizing your activities and
staying abreast of the many events,” said Dharmendra Saraswat, associate professor
and extension engineer for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Arkansas is the nation’s top rice grower and each year more than 1,100 people come
to the Arkansas Rice Expo for food, fun and farm info. This year’s Arkansas Rice Expo
is set for Friday, Aug. 1, at the Grand Prairie Center, 2807 Highway 165 South, in
Stuttgart from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be sessions on the new Farm Bill, field tours, fun activities for all ages,
seminars on irrigation, horticulture, and cooking demonstrations, farmers markets,
and rice recipe contest.
The app can help users find directions to the Grand Prairie Center, said Saraswat,
the app developer.
Once they are at the Rice Expo, this app works in navigating attendees to the different
Complete schedule, list of keynote speakers, and a link to the @ARiceExpo twitter
feed are also in the app.
Rice Expo app is a product of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service, and our iOS version was developed through a volunteer
effort by Ayush Saraswat.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers its programs to all
eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age,
disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All meetings and activities announced in this news release are open to all eligible
persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability,
marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities
who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print,
audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior
to the activity.
By Kezia NandaFor the Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org