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U of A System Division of Agriculture
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Guffey, Walkingstick honored by Arkansas Forestry Association
Guffey, Walkingstick honored by Arkansas Forestry Association
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Caroll Guffey and Tamara Walkingstick, two extension faculty members
from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture,were honored Thursday by the Arkansas Forestry Association for their educational efforts.
Walkingstick, associate director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, was honored
as Communicator of the Year. She serves on several boards, including the Arkansas
American Indian CenterandArkansas Women in Agriculture,and is a member of the Cherokee Nationof Oklahoma. She has served on the Forest Resources
Coordinating Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has numerous recognitions
including by the Society of American Foresters, and the Association of Natural Resource
“To me, the measure of success is that I have perhaps helped people with a problem,
an idea, access to professionals, or simply helped by listening to their stories about their land,” she said. “I know that I have made
a difference and that is the ultimate goal of an extension career, to make a difference
in someone's life.”
“I am grateful that the AFA chose to recognize me and I hope to live up to the recognition,”
Guffey, who retired from the Cooperative Extension Service at the end of August after
20 years, was honored as the 2018 Forestry Educator of the Year. Guffey developed
continuing education short coursesfor natural science professionals across the state, including forestry ethics. He
has served as a resource for county extension agents for a variety of issues including
urban forestry, prescribed fire, insects, disease and landowner issues. His is also
a past Communicator of the Year winner.
“The awards are much deserved. Both Tamara and Caroll have dedicated their careers
to educating people about forestry and natural resource management,” said Phil Tappe,
director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center. “The recognition by AFA is a testament
to their commitment and passion for sharing their wealth of knowledge with others.”
To learn more about forestry, contact your county extension agent or visit the Arkansas
Forest Resources Center.
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 479-575-4607 as soon
as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
By Mary HightowerThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
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