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Giblets: What to do with that packet of stuff you find inside the turkey
TEXARKANA, Ark. – Anyone who has cooked a turkey purchased from the grocery store
has found it: that mysterious packet in the bird’s cavity filled with equally mysterious
items known as “the giblets.”
Independence County 4-H spearheads decades-old holiday food donation program
BATESVILLE, Ark. – As the December holidays approach, members of Independence County
4-H will be working to continue a decades-old tradition of charitable giving within
Helpful hacks ease holiday finance stress
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Costly gifts can add unwelcomed stress to the holidays but following
some simple tips and tricks can help you focus on family, not finances, this Christmas.
Have more joy, less stress for the holidays
LITTLE ROCK— The holiday season is in full swing. Between shopping for presents and
holiday parties, it’s easy for your holiday schedule to seem overwhelming. Add in
the additional expenses of gifts and travel, and the holiday season can seem more
stressful than merry.
Dealing with loss during the holiday season
LITTLE ROCK— The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous one, but it can often feel
just the opposite for those who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one.
Mark your calendar: the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will be here before you know
LITTLE ROCK – This holiday season, make your presents about being present. As the
temperatures drop and we see the occasional dusting of snow, remember: spring is around
the corner, and the 2019 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will be here before you know
Soil scientists prepare to mark 350 years since discovery of ‘cold fire’
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In 1669, alchemist Hennig Brandt was looking for the “philosopher’s
stone,” a legendary device believed to be able to turn base metals into gold. So it
was quite by accident that he discovered “cold fire.”
AmeriCorps’s National Civilian Community Corps lends its strength to the Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK – A team of 10 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members are
lending their strength to the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, spending part of November
and December improving trails and other learning areas, as well as increasing facility
4-H, FFA sisters supply the star for governor’s Arkansas Turkey Week proclamation
LITTLE ROCK – For the second year in a row, one family has managed to represent both
4-H and the Future Farmers of America at the Arkansas Turkey Week Proclamation signing
at the State Capitol.
Intermittent cold unlikely to speed harvest; bean seed quality looks low for 2019
LITTLE ROCK – With approximately one-fifth of Arkansas soybean still left to harvest,
producers were struck this week with a cold snap that neither sped nor hindered progress;
it just made things slightly more miserable.
Nov. 14 Webinar to cover Endangered Species Act and agriculture
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar Wednesday,
Nov. 14, to clarify the application of the Endangered Species Act in the context of
Killing freeze signals treatment for horse bots
LITTLE ROCK – This weekend’s freezing forecast may herald winter’s arrival, but it’s
also a sign for horse owners to start bot fly control.
Peanut harvest seeing the same slow progress as many crops across state
As periodic rains continue to dampen the state well into the fall, the state’s peanut
growers are facing the same struggles as most other producers: Waiting out the rain,
hoping for enough sunny days in a row to further the progress of harvest.
U of A System Division of Agriculture, Adisseo announce professorship endowment and
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agricutlure and
Adisseo, a France-based animal nutrition company, have established a collaborative
partnership to advance agricultural poultry nutrition research.
Southern Risk Management Education Center announces 2018 Projects of Excellence
LITTLE ROCK – Programs to help farmers make better use of online marketing strategies,
implement biosecurity protocols and make better decisions in livestock operations
were named 2018’s top three Projects of Excellence by the Southern Risk Management
Education Center’s advisory council.
Farm, research tour keeps aides to Arkansas congressional delegation in touch with
current ag issues
NEWPORT, Ark. – As the No. 1 industry in Arkansas, agriculture is often a top concern
for the state’s legislators, both within Arkansas borders and in the nation’s capitol.
For more than 20 years, experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture have been working to help educate government leaders and their respective
staff members on the critical issues facing Arkansas producers at any given time.
Career cattle breeder, geneticist comes home to U of A after nearly 40 years in the
HOPE, Ark. — Having left the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville after completing
undergraduate and graduate degrees there in the 1970's, Charles Looney has returned
to the university system, accepting a joint appointment with the Arkansas Experiment
Station and the Cooperative Extension Service as a professor of cattle improvement
for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Arkansas Insect Festival changes perspectives about bugs, scientists
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The busloads of students and teachers that came to the Insect
Festival of Arkansas expected a day of noisy fun, intriguing sights and musical theater;
but many left the venue with a new perspective on bugs and science itself.
Baking with fresh pumpkin
LITTLE ROCK — It is deep into the pumpkin season. Pumpkin spice is everywhere—in lattes,
muffins and pies. The list goes on and on.