UACES Facebook Statement from Dr. Jean-Francois Meullenet.
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Statement on Lewis Fields

Statement from Dr. Jean-Francois Meullenet, director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture on Lewis Fields:

“We are pleased to see this proposal come before the Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 7. If approved, this lease would run through June 30, 2019, and enable us to keep working with the City and Fayetteville Public Schools on a positive solution for the future of this property.

This is a good step forward and we appreciate the efforts being made on all sides of this negotiation.”

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 Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126