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NASS Acreage: Arkansas’ soybean, corn, cotton, rice acreage increases in 2018
LITTLE ROCK — The nation’s No. 1 rice producer added even more acres this year, and
its soybean growers planted the most acres since 1997, according the Arkansas numbers
from Friday’s Acreage Report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Arkansas researchers receive USDA grant to train food science cybersecurity professionals
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Two Arkansas researchers have received a grant to train food
science cybersecurity professionals.
2018 4-H Governor’s Award finalists named
LITTLE ROCK – Four people, including a pair of sisters, have been named finalists
for the state’s highest 4-H honor, the Governor’s Award.
Hardy sheep helps animal science researchers study forage and its byproducts
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Dorper sheep, a hardy breed with a healthy appetite, are helping
animal science researchers at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
examine forage and ruminant digestion.
Solar technology is heating up in Arkansas agriculture
LITTLE ROCK – Fields across Arkansas seem to be sprouting solar panels as multiple
growers take advantage of the one thing they can count on: the sun.
Use of UAVs, aerial imagery in row crop production part of July 19 Rohwer field day
ROHWER, Ark. — Use of drones and drone imagery to tackle row crop production issues
is on the agenda for the July 19 Rohwer Research Station Field Day in Desha County.
For Extension personnel, heat is just part of the job
POCAHONTAS, Ark. – For extension personnel with the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture, heat is just part of the job.
Start planning the back-to-school family budget now
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Even if back-to-school expenses seem far away, it’s never too early
to learn to budget for needed clothing and school supplies, said Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson
County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Get Connected to free online child care courses
LITTLE ROCK – Educators and those who provide child care can have access to a convenient,
no-cost online resource for professional training through Best Care Connected and
Guiding Children Successfully.
Applications due Aug. 3 for program to help rural regions build local economies through
retail, hospitality industries
LITTLE ROCK — Create Bridges, a two-year pilot program to help rural regions grow
their economies through the retail and hospitality industries is seeking participants,
with applications due Aug. 3.
June 26, 2018
Arkansas Row Crop Helpline makes timely recommendations a text message away
LITTLE ROCK — Growers seeking timely information on current crop, weather and other
information can sign up to receive text alerts when new audio messages are posted,
relevant to specific crops of interest.
June 25, 2018
Fascinating fungi: Victor Ford shines light on unique component of the ecosystem
LITTLE ROCK -- One University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture employee
is broadening the public’s understanding of a modest, but essential element of the
Double Your Dollar project doubles food buying power for SNAP, Sr-FMNP participants
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
and the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program can double their buying power at
northwest Arkansas farmers markets through the 2018 Double Your Dollar project.
June 22, 2018
Researcher tackles problem of toughness in white meat chicken
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – As the popularity of white meat chicken has risen, so have instances
of tough, flaky and hard filets known as “woody” breast meat. Why that happens and
how to detect and process the meat is a puzzle Casey Owens Hanning is working to solve.
June 21, 2018
Slaton appointed assistant director of Ark Agricultural Experiment Station
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Nathan Slaton, head of the Arkansas Soil Testing Lab, has been
appointed assistant director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station effective
Tree shade finishes sub-PAR on putting green turfgrass
FAYETTEVILLE — Golf course shade trees may be welcomed by Arkansas golfers, but they’re
sub-PAR on the putting greens.
June 19, 2018
NWA Farmers Market Trail celebrates diversity of markets in July
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Northwest Arkansas farmers market patrons are encouraged to visit
area markets in July with a passport program that can make them eligible for prizes.
As Arkansas cotton acres rebound, so do gin numbers
LITTLE ROCK – The number of active cotton gins in Arkansas rose to 33 in 2017, paralleling
an increase in cotton acres, according to statistics from the National Agricultural
Green tomatoes offer health benefits and more
LITTLE ROCK – Green tomatoes may not be your first “go-to” when grocery shopping,
but don’t count them out, either.
Peach Workshop set for July 12
CLARKSVILLE, Ark.— Experts in peach production will gather at the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture Fruit Research Station near Clarksville to discuss
the latest research and technology available to solve some of the major problems peach
growers face in Arkansas.
Arkansas 4-H member to sing anthem at Washington Nationals game after performance
at Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
LITTLE ROCK – A spontaneous rendition of the Etta James standard “At Last,” at the
Governor’s Mansion has thrust Arkansas 4-H member Tania Kelley into a bigger spotlight:
singing the national anthem for the Washington Nationals on June 22.
Arkansas farmers growing oats for small, out-of-state markets
LITTLE ROCK – Farmers in a state whose acres are dominated by soybeans, rice, corn
and cotton have carved out a few acres to serve a niche market.
AEHC: 26 Homemakers recognized for 50, 60, and 70+ years of membership and service
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council honored several long-standing
members for 50, 60, and 70 years or more of outstanding service at the Annual State
Iowa community developer speaks at Breakthrough Solutions Conference
LITTLE ROCK – Breakthrough Solutions, a partnership program of the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture’s Community and Economic Development unit, is offering
answers to Arkansas communities concerned about dwindling populations.
Property assessment webinars to begin June 22
LITTLE ROCK — With help from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s
Community and Economic Development Unit, Arkansans will have the opportunity to learn
the ins and outs of property assessment.
Roeder retires June 30 as associate director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – As he built a career as associate director of the Arkansas Agricultural
Experiment Station, Rick Roeder also spent 16 years building the facilities and relationships
that make the experiment station a global leader in ag research.
U of A tick study continues to monitor presence of ticks and disease as Longhorned
tick confirmed in Benton County
LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that researchers
have confirmed the presence of the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Benton County, Arkansas.
In the Works: Division of Agriculture rice research center for northeast Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK – As rice acreage expands in Arkansas, the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture is working on a research center to enhance production techniques
best management practices for the grain in areas north of I-40 and west of Crowley’s
Arkansas rice still on track despite storms, difficult spring
LITTLE ROCK – As the nation’s No. 1 rice producer, Arkansas can have an outsized effect
on U.S. rice production one year to the next, depending on fates largely tied to the
weather. And 2018 is shaping up to be anything but simple — or predictable.
McCrory to begin bootstrap effort to ease hunger, build local food economy
McCRORY, Ark. – A small Arkansas delta town where more than a fifth of its population
is a client of the local food pantry, is embarking on an effort next week to ease
its people’s hunger and help energize its economy.
Current Miss SAU to tout values of 4-H in bid for Miss Arkansas title
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas 4-H is sure to be a topic of conversation during this year’s
Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, as one contestant makes the organization central
to her platform.
Maintaining control of Johnsongrass
LITTLE ROCK – Some blessings are just one stray seed away from being a curse, as anyone
who’s tried to keep forages separated can tell you. And Johnsongrass, known to be
an outstanding forage in and of itself, is the perfect example.
Shoulders earns career award; Johnson named Fellows Chair at Agricultural Education
FAYETTEVILLE — Kate Shoulders received the Outstanding Early Career Award, and Don
Johnson was elected chair of the Academy of American Association for Agricultural
Education Fellows at the organization's recent national meeting in Charleston, South
APAC offers free, valuable service for small business owners to prepare for the federal
LITTLE ROCK — According to the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, small business
need to prepare the federal fiscal yearend.
Solitary bees could be more efficient than honey bees, researchers say
LITTLE ROCK – Consider yourself warned, honey bees: the solitary bee may steal your
Backyard beauties: 31 counties participate in tomato demonstrations that could increase
LITTLE ROCK — Extension agents are going the extra mile to educate homeowners about
a simple gardening practice that could result in larger tomatoes this summer.
Short-lived storm wreaks havoc in Colt; most agricultural areas in NE Arkansas expected
to recover quickly
FORREST CITY, Ark. – A short-lived weather event late Saturday night wrought intense
destruction on Colt and several other developed areas but appears to have left most
After an April of freeze and frost, first tomatoes come in for southeast Arkansas
BRADLEY COUNTY, Ark. – With one phone call on May 27, the question of whether Arkansas
would have any tomatoes of which to speak in 2018 was answered.
Outdoor workers should take safety precautions this summer
LITTLE ROCK – Summer comes with a heavy workload for outdoor workers in Arkansas —
along with heat advisories, ticks and other outdoor risks.