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By Ryan McGeeney U of A System Division of AgricultureSept. 18, 2017
(229 words)(Download this story in MS Word here.)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas high school students will have an opportunity to learn
about invasive plants, erosion control, water quality monitoring and more during an
upcoming field trip to the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus.
The university’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences will conduct
the Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability Field Trip on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
The event is intended for high school juniors and seniors, and will take place at
the department’s Agricultural Park, beginning at the Agri Park Pavilion, located at
1167 W. Knapp St. in Fayetteville.
Attendees will have the option of taking two tours, each of which will offer visits
to six areas of research.
Holly Yeatman, recruiting coordinator for the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental
Sciences, said the annual program has proven a favorite with area teachers in years
“The CSES Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability Field Trip is popular with
teachers because their students get first-hand experience related to the concepts
they are studying in their science classes,” Yeatman said.
Yeatman said students are advised to bring water bottles and sturdy shoes appropriate
for traversing agricultural fields. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch.
Teachers interested in bringing classes to the field trip can contact Yeatman at 479-575-5726,
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about the science of agriculture, contact your local Cooperative Extension
Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com