UACES Facebook Division of Agriculture to host July 29 farmer roundtable on 2019 growing season
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Division of Agriculture to host July 29 farmer roundtable on 2019 growing season

July 24, 2019

By Mary Hightower
U of a System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts

  • Arkansas farmers invited to roundtable discussion.
  • July 29 roundtable begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Event will be hosted at Lonoke Extension Center 2001 Hwy 70 East.
  • More info: contact Jodi Blackard, 501-676-3124.

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LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting a roundtable discussion and economic overview for crop and livestock producers on July 29 at the Lonoke Extension Center.

“Constant rain, low commodity prices and tariffs mean 2019 will probably be remembered as one of the most difficult for farmers,” said Vic Ford, who heads up the agricultural and natural resources section of the Cooperative Extension Service. “We want to hear farmers’ concerns to help guide how we can best help.”

Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, “will provide an economic overview of the farm economy and impacts from the rainy spring and remnants of tropical system Barry,” Ford said.

The Division of Agriculture representatives will moderate the roundtable, which begins at 11:30 a.m. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, who represents Arkansas’ 1st District, which encompasses much of the Delta, will be on hand to hear farmer concerns.

The Lonoke Extension Center is located at 2001 U.S. Highway 70 East in Lonoke.  

Lunch will be served.

To learn about agricultural economics and production, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu

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 the station at 501-676-2134 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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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