Pick up know-how for tackling diseases, pests and weeds.
Farm bill, farm marketing, agribusiness webinars, & farm policy.
Find tactics for healthy livestock and sound forages.
Scheduling and methods of irrigation.
Explore our Extension locations around the state.
Commercial row crop production in Arkansas.
Agriculture weed management resources.
Use virtual and real tools to improve critical calculations for farms and ranches.
Learn to ID forages and more.
Explore our research locations around the state.
Get the latest research results from our county agents.
Our programs include aquaculture, diagnostics, and energy conservation.
Keep our food, fiber and fuel supplies safe from disaster.
Private, Commercial & Non-commercial training and education.
Specialty crops including turfgrass, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.
Find educational resources and get youth engaged in agriculture.
Gaining garden smarts and sharing skills.
Timely tips for the Arkansas home gardener.
Creating beauty in and around the home.
Maintenance calendar, and best practices.
Coaxing the best produce from asparagus to zucchini.
What’s wrong with my plants? The clinic can help.
Featured trees, vines, shrubs and flowers.
Ask our experts plant, animal, or insect questions.
Enjoying the sweet fruits of your labor.
Herbs, native plants, & reference desk QA.
Growing together from youth to maturity.
Crapemyrtles, hydrangeas, hort glossary, and weed ID databases.
Get beekeeping, honey production, and class information.
Grow a pollinator-friendly garden.
Schedule these timely events on your gardening calendar.
Equipping individuals to lead organizations, communities, and regions.
Guiding communities and regions toward vibrant and sustainable futures.
Guiding entrepreneurs from concept to profit.
Position your business to compete for government contracts.
Find trends, opportunities and impacts.
Providing unbiased information to enable educated votes on critical issues.
Increase your knowledge of public issues & get involved.
Research-based connection to government and policy issues.
Support Arkansas local food initiatives.
Read about our efforts.
Preparing for and recovering from disasters.
Licensing for forestry and wildlife professionals.
Preserving water quality and quantity.
Cleaner air for healthier living.
Firewood & bioenergy resources.
Managing a complex forest ecosystem.
Read about nature across Arkansas and the U.S.
Learn to manage wildlife on your land.
Soil quality and its use here in Arkansas.
Learn to ID unwanted plant and animal visitors.
Timely updates from our specialists.
Eating right and staying healthy.
Ensuring safe meals.
Take charge of your well-being.
Cooking with Arkansas foods.
Making the most of your money.
Making sound choices for families and ourselves.
Nurturing our future.
Get tips for food, fitness, finance, and more!
Understanding aging and its effects.
Giving back to the community.
Managing safely when disaster strikes.
Listen to our latest episode!
Feb. 19, 2021
By the U of A System Division of Agriculture
(275 words)(Download this story in MS Word format here.)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Research Center Administrators Society has bestowed its 2021
Distinguished Service Awards to Vaughn Skinner, resident director of the Milo J. Shult
Research and Extension Center in Arkansas.
Don Hubbell, awards committee chairman and director of the Livestock and Forestry
Research Station in Arkansas, presented the award to Skinner during the society’s
annual conference Jan. 29, held virtually for the first time. Research center directors
from 30 states were able to attend this first RCAS virtual winter meeting.
This is the second straight year an Arkansas center director has won. Larry Earnest
at Rohwer Research Station earned the award in 2020.
Hubbell said Vaughn is the RCAS communications officer and as part of that job, Vaughn
maintains the website, Facebook page, meeting records and distributes to applicable
sites and platforms. During his multi-year tenure as communications officer, he built
the Facebook page and revamped the website to make it more user-friendly and accessible.
He is also getting all of the historical records for the Society scanned and stored
for easy access nationally.
“The Research Center Administrators Society has been an excellent group to associate
with, in the years I have been a member,” Vaughn said. “I am very honored to receive
this award from the RCAS, an organization that has greatly helped my professional
development as a Research and Extension Center director.
“This organization continues to provide information and ideas that are such a benefit
to our station by improving the service we provide to our faculty, staff and students,”
Nathan McKinney, assistant director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station,
noted Skinners’ “broad and growing skillset. He is a role model for professional development
and this award is a nice recognition of his accomplishments and dedication.”
The Research Center Administrators Society is a national non-profit organization whose
membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university,
college and USDA administrators.
To learn more about RCAS, visit http://www.thercas.org/.
The society mission is to advance the acquisition and dissemination of scientific
knowledge concerning the nature, use, improvement, and interrelationships of research
center administration scientific research, and new technology.
# # #
Media contact: Don HubbellRCAS Awards Committee chair email@example.com