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Fall forage conference and tour to showcase technology
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Forage producers in some parts of Arkansas are using computer
and smartphone applications to manage and improve forage production, but many more
producers stand to benefit from the use of these evolving technologies, said John Jennings,
professor and extension forage specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division
New apprenticeship program opens doors for aspiring farmers
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Aspiring farmers can learn the ins and outs of farming in a new
on-farm apprenticeship program beginning January 2020.
Division of Agriculture experts bring podcasting to producers with Row Crops Radio
LITTLE ROCK — Agronomists and researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture are making timely recommendations and professional insights even more
readily available to producers, consultants and anyone who cares to listen through
Row Crop Radio, a new podcast series.
Income Tax School helps tax preparers get ready for tax season
LITTLE ROCK— The 2020 tax deadline is still six months away, but the time is now for tax preparers to
gear up for the start of the 2020 tax season.
Arkansas Veterans Small Business Summit set for Nov. 8
LITTLE ROCK – Veteran entrepreneurs can get information about programs and services
to help them succeed on Nov. 8 at the Arkansas Veterans’ Small Business Summit hosted by the Arkansas Procurement Technical
Assistance Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative
Extension Service headquarters.
4-H young growers deliver supersized fair entries
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas 4-H members showed up Oct. 12 at the Arkansas State Fair ready
to collect prizes for the fruits of their labors - specifically their pumpkins and
Lehigh joins as Division of Agriculture counsel
LITTLE ROCK – DeAnn Lehigh, incoming associate general counsel for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, brings more than 20 years legal experience
as a highly decorated military judge advocate and roots as an Arkansas 4-H member.
Growing grapes in high tunnels may reduce pests and increase crop yields
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — High tunnels may help reduce pests and improve yields for grape
growers in Arkansas, said Elena Garcia, horticulture professor and researcher for
the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Cooperative Extension Service’s kitchen incubator initiative, Share Grounds, providing
RISON, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative
Extensions Service will host the first of three introductory workshops for Share Grounds,
a kitchen incubator initiative, on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds
Division of Agriculture scientist named Fellow in Division of Agricultural and Food
Chemistry of American Chemical Society
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Luke Howard, professor of food science for the University of
Arkansas System Division of Agriculture was elected a Fellow of the Division of Agricultural
and Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society at the 2019 Fall American Chemical
Society meeting in San Diego.
Cooperative Extension Service to spotlight ARoma 17 at Downtown on the Farm
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative
Extension Service will showcase its newest aromatic rice variety at Downtown on the
Farm from 12-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the River Market Pavilions and First Security Amphitheater
in downtown Little Rock.
Extended summer-like temps delay annual fall foliage display
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’ summer-like start to autumn has slowed appearance of the state’s
annual foliage show, said Kyle Cunningham, extension forester with the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Division of Agriculture Focus on Forages Field Day planned for Oct. 18
LITTLE ROCK – Faculty and staff with the University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture will present research related to pastures and forage production at the
2019 Focus on Forages Field Day on Oct. 18 at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science
Center arena at the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1336
W. Knapp Ave., in Fayetteville.
Agricultural Research and Extension Center marks centennial with renaming dedication
FAYETTEVILLE — For 100 years, the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center
has helped farmers meet the ever-evolving challenges of agriculture. The center’s
centennial was celebrated Friday, Oct. 11, by renaming it in honor of the late Milo
J. Shult, a longtime vice president for agriculture for the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture. During his time in Arkansas, Shult firmly established
the division as a leading voice for Arkansas agriculture.
Arkansas Association of Grape Growers to meet in Fayetteville for 2019 conference
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Diversifying vineyards for hops production and wines made from
Arkansas grapes will be among the topics presented at the Arkansas Association of
Grape Growers 2019 Conference, Trade Show and Reception on Nov. 1.
Ag bankruptcy: Chapter 12 considerations outlined in Oct 16 webinar
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After a year of lower commodity prices, extreme weather, and
ongoing trade tensions in world markets, much needed debt relief can be available
to family farms through Chapter 12 bankruptcy.
4-H Week seeks to inspire community involvement
Bumpers College, Division of Agriculture Release New Issue of Discovery Undergraduate
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 2019 edition of Discovery, the undergraduate student research journal of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural,
Food and Life Sciences, produced by the University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture, is available online.
Vangilder prepping peanut growers, next generation of extension agents
UNDATED — A successful Arkansas economy relies on two essential elements: agriculture
and farmers. Unfortunately, fewer young people are choosing to farm, leaving a widening
knowledge disparity for those watching over crops.
Division of Agriculture to collect data for anaplasmosis study
LITTLE ROCK — Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
hope to collect data from cattle producers across the state in an effort to determine
the prevalence of anaplasmosis, an oft-deadly tick-borne pathogen.
Extension’s ‘Move with Ease’ sessions can help those with chronic pain
LITTLE ROCK – Individuals with chronic pain may find their condition worsening if
they fail to keep moving. The Cooperative Extension Service wants to help them manage
their pain, by providing a low impact exercise class designed to relax and rejuvenate
Division of Agriculture food safety scientist honored with research award
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Dr. Steven C. Ricke, professor of food science for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, received the Evonik Corporation Award
for Achievement in Poultry Science at the annual Poultry Science Association meeting
held this year in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
As Arkansas rice harvest heads toward final leg, growers enjoy high market prices
LITTLE ROCK — The “store and hold” strategy employed by many rice growers in 2018
has finally paid off, as rice prices rallied in 2019, hinging largely on record prevented
planting acreage and general uncertainty about the year’s crop size.