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Rice, cotton, soybean acreage expected to rise in 2014
LITTLE ROCK — The number of Arkansas acres planted in rice, cotton, sorghum and soybean
were all expected rise this in 2014, with declines seen for corn and winter wheat,
according to the Prospective Plantings report issued by the National Agricultural
Statistics Service on Monday.
U of A Division of Ag dedicates board room to Welch
LITTLE ROCK -- The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture honored a
long-time advocate of agriculture on Monday, dedicating a boardroom to Ewell “Pete”
Welch, former executive vice president of Arkansas Farm Bureau.
Batesville Station hosts livestock field day April 15
BATESVILLE, Ark. -- A look at the 300 Days Grazing program at five years, and the
latest research on promoting growth in cattle and parasites are on the agenda for
the April 15 Livestock Field Day at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station in
Ark Forage & Grassland Council offers ranch tours May 2
LITTLE ROCK – Two ranches in Lawrence and Randolph counties that weathered the extremes
of drought and flood and still managed 300 days of grazing will be showcased as part
of the Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council spring tour on May 2.
Urban tree care, effects of severe weather on forests on Forestry Field Day agenda
HOPE, Ark. -- Caring for trees in urban settings and the effects of severe weather
on the states’ woodlands are part of the 2014 Forestry Field Day set for May 1 at
the Southwest Research and Extension Center.
Military kids find fun, friendship and adventure with 4-H Military Youth Camps
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas’ military youth from all branches of service will have camping
opportunities, thanks to funding from the Department of Defense, 4-H Military Partnership
Programs, The Arkansas 4-H Foundation, and the Operation: Military Kids program.
Go off road but on course for the 10th annual 4-H Youth & Family 5k Trail Run/Walk
LITTLE ROCK – There are all kinds of races and fun runs for families in Arkansas,
but only one gets you up close with nature.
Is farm pond fertilization necessary?
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Spring is finally here and farm pond owners may be wondering if they need to fertilize
their ponds. In fact, there is little reason to fertilize most ponds, according to
Dr. Nathan Stone, Extension fisheries specialist at the University of Arkansas at
Manage coccidiosis to reduce losses among newborn animals, Part II
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Estimates are that coccidiosis costs the beef industry $100 million
annually, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist
at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Christensen joins as extension poultry specialist
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Michael T. Kidd, Director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry
Science and Head of the Department of Poultry Science, has announced that Karen Christensen,
Ph.D., has joined the Center as an Extension Poultry Specialist. She assumed her new
position in January.
Arkansas County Agricultural Agents Association salutes excellence
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Agricultural extension agents from across the Natural State were
saluted for distinction at the annual meeting of the Arkansas County Agricultural
Agents Association, which was held March 10-12 in Hot Springs.
Cooperative Extension Service unveils new platform-savvy website
LITTLE ROCK – Find what you want to know faster and from any device on the newly launched
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service site, www.uaex.uada.edu.
Quick facts about the Cooperative Extension Service online
LITTLE ROCK – Facts and figures about the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension
Rain brings fieldwork, planting to a halt
LONOKE, Ark. - A winter that just won’t quit has put a chill on farm fieldwork, extension
agents for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said Monday
Homegrown Profits workshop rescheduled to April 22
LITTLE ROCK -- A workshop to help Arkansas growers expand the reach of their products
has been rescheduled to April 22 at the ASU-Beebe student center.
Reducing sheep mortality in the first eight days of life, Part I
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Lamb and kidding seasons are upon us, and producers should do everything
possible to reduce losses during the neonatal period (first eight days of life) as
that is when 84 per cent of all lamb deaths occur, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative
Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
State Water Plan regional workgroup meeting set for March 17 in Stuttgart
LITTLE ROCK -- A regional planning workgroup meeting for the State Water Plan is set
for March 17 at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart.
U of A Division of Ag researchers detail first quarter work on Big Creek study
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Members of the Big Creek Research and Extension Team studying
a hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed on Tuesday presented details about its work
so far and fielded pointed questions about what’s been done and what’s ahead.
Control weeds now for better pastures this summer
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – With no green showing in the pasture, few livestock producers are
thinking about weed control, but now is the ideal time to control troublesome pasture
weeds, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist
at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Women Woodland Owners workshop set for March 26
LITTLE ROCK – Keeping the forest in the family will be among the topics on the agenda
for the Women Woodland Owners Workshop set for March 26 at the University of Arkansas
Community College at Hope.
Big Creek research team seminar rescheduled to March 11
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A seminar by the team of scientists from the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture studying a hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed
has been rescheduled to March 11.
National Agricultural Law Center offers assistance to Congress in revising fish and
WASHINGTON – A federal law on the books since 1900 regulating interstate game and
fish shipments is causing concern among aquaculture producers and others who are worried
about the heavy penalties – up to $250,000 for individuals – they could face for an
inadvertent violation of the statute, a University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture official told a congressional panel on Feb. 27.
Arkansas Watershed Stewards workshop postponed
Big Creek Research and Extension Team Seminar postponed
The Homegrown Profits workshop set for Tuesday, March 4 at the ASU-Beebe Student Center
has been postponed.
Addendum issued for Big Creek first quarterly report
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s
Big Creek Research and Extension Team has issued an addendum to the first quarterly
report on its study of a hog farm in the Buffalo River Watershed.