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Forage workshop set for March 13 at Batesville Station
BATESVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas ranchers can learn to get the most out of their pastures
at Forage Forward, a workshop set for March 13 at the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture’s Livestock and Forestry Station here.
New LeadAR class brings changes to 34-year-old program
LITTLE ROCK – New changes are coming to LeadAR, the state’s premier leadership program.
Division of Ag annual bestsellers can help you manage weeds, pests and diseases
LITTLE ROCK – New editions of the most-referenced annual publications from the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are now available for online download and
through your local Cooperative Extension Service office.
U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue visits Arkansas, praises land grants, stresses importance
LITTLE ROCK – Extension, research, and the land grant system as a whole are essential
to keeping U.S. agriculture competitive globally, U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue told
members of an industry roundtable gathered at the Governor’s Mansion.
Robertson a new addition to the C.A. Vines 4-H Center team
FERNDALE, Ark. — An Arkansas native with nearly a decade of experience in the hospitality
industry has been hired as the marketing specialist for the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H
Center – an opportunity his heart couldn’t pass up.
BCRET posts 2017 Q4 report
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The 2017 fourth quarter report from the Big Creek Research and
Extension Team has been posted and submitted to the Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s office and
the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
First irrigation water management school set for Jan. 30 at Jonesboro
STUTTGART, Ark. – Learn to make the best use of your irrigation this growing season
through schools being offered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
River Valley Beef Cattle conference Feb. 14 at Russellville
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Cattle health, marketing and pasture weed control are among the
items on the agenda for the 2018 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference set for Feb.
14 in Russellville.
Four counties come together to help cattle farmers prep for the spring
SALEM, Ark. – Four Arkansas counties are coming together once again to help farmers
prepare their herds for the upcoming spring season.
Water, soil and pests hot topics at annual crop management conference
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Hundreds of growers, consultants and other agriculture industry
professionals gathered this week in North Little Rock to learn about the latest research
and findings in soil health, pest management and other aspects of modern farming in
the state at the Arkansas Crop Management Conference.
DASH: Ranked best diet
LITTLE ROCK – As millions of Americans commit to becoming healthier versions of themselves
in the new year, U.S. News and World Report released its rankings of the best diets.
The DASH diet took the top spot as the best diet overall. The ranking is based on
nutritional value, short and long-term weight loss effects and how easy it is to follow.
New Discovery Farm in Phillips County marks program’s turn toward soil health
LITTLE ROCK – The Discovery Farms project, which began in Arkansas about eight years
ago, will expand to Phillips County in 2018, collecting data and testing conservation
recommendations on its first farm in close proximity to the Mississippi River.
Division of Agriculture honors accomplishments in research, extension
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — High achievements in research, education, support and other efforts
were recognized Friday during the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
and Bumpers College Agriculture Awards Luncheon.
Combine, irrigation system two of the largest donations to Cooperative Extension Service
'in recent memory'
LITTLE ROCK – The Cooperative Extension Service has received two of the most valuable
non-cash donations “in recent memory,” said Brian Helms, Director of Stakeholder Relations
for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Ag innovation, sustainable crop practices, soil health top agenda at Jan. 31 conference
JONESBORO, Ark. – Initiatives for innovation and sustainability are top of the agenda
for the 20th annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference set for Jan. 31 in Jonesboro.
Go easy on the salt: Winter walkways, safety and water quality
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – When wintry precipitation creeps into the forecast, shovels should
be the first choice for keeping walkways safe and slip-free, say water quality experts
for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Cold snap spells good news for Arkansas growers who took beating from red banded stink
bugs in ‘17
LITTLE ROCK – As temperatures across Arkansas muddled about at or below freezing much
of the last two weeks, one could almost hear entomologists throughout the region raising
a glass to the seasonal demise of the red banded stink bug.
Jefferson County production meeting to cover major commodities, economics and pests
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Extension agronomists and other experts with the University of
Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will provide the latest findings on research
into corn, soybeans and rice during the Jefferson County crop production meeting,
scheduled for Feb. 8 at the Waterfront Building in Pine Bluff.
Arkansas Turfgrass Association’s 30th annual meeting draws nationally known speakers
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
Nine communities to receive 2017 Greening of Arkansas grants
LITTLE ROCK — Nine communities across Arkansas will receive a combined total of $15,000
in grant funding through the Greening of Arkansas Grant Program.
Poultry feed efficiency research has implications for human health
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Poultry scientist Walter Bottje wanted to know what impact mitochondrial
activity in chicken cells had on a bird’s ability to convert food into muscle.