Jan. 20, 2021
Late night fire destroys storage building equipment at research station, no injuries
By Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- Fire began around 11 p.m. Tuesday
- No injuries reported
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A fire late Tuesday night at the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center caused no injuries, but destroyed a large storage building and farm and research equipment.
The fire began around 11 p.m., with the Fayetteville Fire Department responding. The cause of the fire is unknown.
“In our initial survey this morning, it appears we not only lost the shed, but also two plot combines, one full-sized combine and two planters,” said Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the University of Arkansas System. “We also lost some smaller, more specialized research equipment and supplies.”
The property on Garland Avenue is part of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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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.
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