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High water prompts postponement of Women Owning Woodlands workshop
LITTLE ROCK — High water at DeGray Lake Resort State Park has prompted postponement
of the Women Owning Woodlands workshop.
Flooded wells could mean contaminated water supply
LITTLE ROCK – When flooding submerges wellheads, there’s a good chance the well water
supply has been contaminated, said Mike Daniels, water quality specialist for the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Super Sammy takes to the web to promote stormwater awareness
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Stormwater Education Program is bolstering its efforts
to promote responsible stormwater management through the southeastern areas of the
state with Super Sammy, the new face of stormwater awareness.
Annual meeting highlight of Faske’s term as society president
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Travis Faske can catch his breath now that he is immediate past
president of the Southern Division of the American Phytopathological Society.
Upcoming integrated water management schools for 2018 growing season
STUTTGART, Ark. – Producers getting ready for 2018 row crop growing season have plenty
of opportunities to sharpen their water management skills through schools being offered
by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Arkansans assessing storm damage to ag assets; 2nd round of rain looms
KEISER, Ark. – Shawn Lancaster hasn’t slept much since Saturday night. Lancaster,
Mississippi County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture saw heavy damage to his home at Keiser as an EF-1 twister swept the
Division of Ag brings bees, backyard chickens, bicycle smoothies to Arkansas Flower
and Garden Show
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show isn’t just the state’s largest show
of its kind in, it’s also a one-of-a-kind gathering where the curious can learn all
things horticulture, healthy foods and backyard science.
Desha County 4-Her’s dig for clues to the past
MCGEHEE, Ark. – Just underneath the earth’s surface lie clues to Arkansas’ past and
a group of citizen scientists and 4-Her’s in Desha County are doing their part to
uncover those clues.
Robinson named president-elect of professional association
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Julie Robinson, assistant professor of Program and Staff Development,
has been named president-elect of the National Association of Extension Program and
Staff Development Professionals.
Final NASS roundup for 2017: A great year for cotton, soybeans and corn; tough going
for feed grains & forages
LITTLE ROCK — With record yields for Arkansas cotton and soybeans, 2017 offered silver
linings for the state as flooding cut the state's rice acreage and drought battered
hay and winter wheat.
FBI recognizes Division of Agriculture in fight against weapons of mass destruction
LITTLE ROCK – The FBI has recognized the University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture for its help in the agency’s efforts to fight agroterrorism over the last
Division of Agriculture disaster prep, recovery resources available online
LITTLE ROCK – With flooding expected across large parts of Arkansas this week, the
Cooperative Extension Service is ready with information to help prepare for and recovery
from natural disasters.
Now available: Online certification for Arkansas dicamba, Enlist 2,4-D applicators
LITTLE ROCK – Online training is open for Arkansas farmers seeking the mandatory license
for ground applications of any dicamba or Enlist 2,4-D formulations in 2018.
4-H partners with JOANN Fabrics to help fund clubs, activities
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas 4-H, along with 4-H clubs around the country, are partnering
with JOANN Fabrics in efforts to engage their respective communities and help raise
funds for clubs and activities in their areas.
Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soil Alliance announces $1 million grant
LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will receive
nearly $1 million in grant funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service
to study the efficacy of cover crops and no-tillage techniques and their effect on
overall soil health.
Forage recovery, weather outlook, livestock hauling rule changes on Feb. 22 AFGC agenda
LITTLE ROCK – Helping winter-damaged forage recover, getting the latest on the spring
weather outlook and understanding changes in livestock hauling rules are on the agenda
for the Feb. 22 Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council’s winter meeting in Conway.
Horticulture faculty earn multiple honors at Southern Region Horticultural Science
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Horticulture faculty within the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture have earned multiple honors from their peers at the Southern
Regional American Society for Horticultural Science.
Pilots help Moving Manila Forward take flight for community improvements
MANILA, Ark. – Empty main streets, rundown buildings and abandoned business are sights
many rural Arkansas citizens know all too well. With younger generations gravitating
toward bigger cities, many rural towns just don’t see the revenues they used to. These
are the factors that brought about Moving Manila Forward, a new organization that
aims to keep Manila beautiful and thriving.
WOW 2018: Women Owning Woodlands conference at Lake DeGray State Park
LITTLE ROCK – If you’ve ever wondered if the woods on your property is healthy and
how to manage it for future generations, be part of the Women Owning Woodlands conference
March 8-9 at Lake DeGray State Park in Bismarck.
Registration for spring edition of Walk Across Arkansas opens Feb. 19
LITTLE ROCK – Having trouble motivating yourself to fit in your daily exercise? Walk
Across Arkansas, one of the state’s largest public health initiatives, may be able
Hogskin Forestry Competition offers youth a chance to hone their skills
CALHOUN COUNTY, Ark. – The year in skills-based competitions kicks off this week with
the 2018 Hogskin Forestry Competition in Calhoun County.
Learn about timber marketing at Multi-County Forestry Workshop Feb. 27 in Calhoun
FORDYCE, Ark. – If you’ve ever been curious about the value of the timber in woodlands,
learn the skills you need to get into timber marketing at the Multi-County Forestry
Workshop on Feb. 27 at Thornton.
Division of Ag hosts Feb. 15 fruit pruning workshop in Clarksville
LITTLE ROCK – Pruning is an essential skill for growing healthy fruit-producing vines,
canes and trees and growers can learn best practices at a workshop Feb. 15 at the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Fruit Research Station in
Pesticide application clinics set for February, March
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Six pesticide application workshops are scheduled between Feb.
27 and March 8, to prep farmers for the 2018 growing season.
Soil & water conference marks 20th anniversary
JONESBORO, Ark. – The Arkansas Soil & Water Conference celebrated its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, bringing researchers and experts in the science underlying
the health and success of farming in the Southern Plains with growers, consultants
and other agriculture industry professionals.
Norsworthy named WSSA fellow, earns research awards; Meyer honored as outstanding
WESTMINSTER, Colo. – Jason Norsworthy, weed scientist for the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture, was honored by his peers as a fellow of the Weed Science
Society of America.
Division of Ag weed scientist Scott named president of Southern Weed Science Society
ATLANTA – Bob Scott, extension weed scientist for the University Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture, has been named president of the Southern Weed Science Society.