Pick up know-how for tackling diseases, pests and weeds.
Farm bill, farm marketing, agribusiness webinars, & farm policy.
Find tactics for healthy livestock and sound forages.
Scheduling and methods of irrigation.
Explore our Extension locations around the state.
Commercial row crop production in Arkansas.
Agriculture weed management resources.
Use virtual and real tools to improve critical calculations for farms and ranches.
Learn to ID forages and more.
Explore our research locations around the state.
Get the latest research results from our county agents.
Our programs include aquaculture, diagnostics, and energy conservation.
Keep our food, fiber and fuel supplies safe from disaster.
Private, Commercial & Non-commercial training and education.
Specialty crops including turfgrass, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.
Find educational resources and get youth engaged in agriculture.
Gaining garden smarts and sharing skills.
Timely tips for the Arkansas home gardener.
Creating beauty in and around the home.
Maintenance calendar, and best practices.
Coaxing the best produce from asparagus to zucchini.
What’s wrong with my plants? The clinic can help.
Featured trees, vines, shrubs and flowers.
Ask our experts plant, animal, or insect questions.
Enjoying the sweet fruits of your labor.
Herbs, native plants, & reference desk QA.
Growing together from youth to maturity.
Crapemyrtles, hydrangeas, hort glossary, and weed ID databases.
Get beekeeping, honey production, and class information.
Grow a pollinator-friendly garden.
Schedule these timely events on your gardening calendar.
Equipping individuals to lead organizations, communities, and regions.
Guiding communities and regions toward vibrant and sustainable futures.
Guiding entrepreneurs from concept to profit.
Position your business to compete for government contracts.
Find trends, opportunities and impacts.
Providing unbiased information to enable educated votes on critical issues.
Increase your knowledge of public issues & get involved.
Research-based connection to government and policy issues.
Support Arkansas local food initiatives.
Read about our efforts.
Preparing for and recovering from disasters.
Licensing for forestry and wildlife professionals.
Preserving water quality and quantity.
Cleaner air for healthier living.
Firewood & bioenergy resources.
Managing a complex forest ecosystem.
Read about nature across Arkansas and the U.S.
Learn to manage wildlife on your land.
Soil quality and its use here in Arkansas.
Learn to ID unwanted plant and animal visitors.
Timely updates from our specialists.
Eating right and staying healthy.
Ensuring safe meals.
Take charge of your well-being.
Cooking with Arkansas foods.
Making the most of your money.
Making sound choices for families and ourselves.
Nurturing our future.
Get tips for food, fitness, finance, and more!
Understanding aging and its effects.
Giving back to the community.
Managing safely when disaster strikes.
Listen to our latest episode!
By Mary HightowerU of A System Division of AgricultureJan. 5, 2018
(328 words)(Download this story in MS Word format here.)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 2018 Arkansas Turfgrass Association’s annual trade show and
conference, set for Jan. 11-12, isn’t just for landscapers and golf course superintendents
— there are nearly 20 experts delivering the latest in knowledge for many aspects
of the industry, including “Sports Field 101,” a half-day seminar for coaches, and
The 30th annual conference, to be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center, includes 19 nationally
known experts on turfgrass management and landscaping.
“We’re excited about both the speaker and subject lineup for this year’s conference,
especially the seminar on sports field management,” said Doug Karcher, professor-horticulture,
for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “This event is intended
for high school and other coaches who also oversee maintenance of their athletic fields.”
The two-day conference offers workshops, seminars, research updates and recertification
and continuing education opportunities for industry personnel. Register online at
www.arkansasturf.org by Jan. 5 for $100 (with the option of adding an optional workshop for $25), or in
person at the meeting for $110. There will be discounted registration for Arkansas
Activities Association members for coaches attending the sports field management seminar.
The 2018 program includes:
Speakers include Mike Richardson, professor-Horticulture for the Division of Agriculture;
Janet Carson, Arkansas extension gardening guru, author and columnist; Brandon Horvath,
assistant professor-turfgrass pathology for the Institute of Agriculture at the University
of Tennessee and Jared Hoyle, an extension turfgrass specialist at Kansas State; and
Lane Tredway, technical manager for Syngenta Lawn and Garden.
For more information about the event, visit www.arkansasturf.org.
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 is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation
to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Horticulture
Department as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
# # #
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org