March 19, 2021
Division of Agriculture, extension service, experiment station moving to new web addresses
By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station all moving web addresses in April and May
- Division of Agriculture composed of Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension Service
- Division is one of 20 entities that are part of U of A System
LITTLE ROCK – The Cooperative Extension Service, the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and their parent, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, are all migrating to new web addresses.
The Cooperative Extension Service, the outreach arm of the Division of Agriculture, is moving to https://uaex.uada.edu, effective April 1. The Division of Agriculture is moving to https://uada.edu on that date as well.
The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the Division of Agriculture’s research arm, will move to https://aaes.uada.edu, effective May 1.
The new URL will also bring a change of email addresses for faculty and staff of the Cooperative Extension Service. All of those addresses will now be @uada.edu. Faculty based at the U of A Fayetteville campus will retain their @uark.edu addresses.
“We wanted the Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural Experiment Station to share a common root to their web addresses to reflect that we are all part of a single organization,” said Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the University of Arkansas System. “We are a unique organization providing two historic land grant missions to Arkansas with an eye to helping improve the lives of all Arkansans.”
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 independent campus-level entities within the University of Arkansas System. (See: http://www.uasys.edu/). It has faculty and staff at UA-Fayetteville, UA-Monticello and Arkansas State University. The Division of Agriculture funds and shares most of the faculty members at UA-Fayetteville’s Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences, which focuses on the classroom teaching of agriculture.
The Division of Agriculture was created in 1959 by the U of A Board of Trustees. (See: http://arkansasagnews.uark.edu/fall08.land.pdf).
The Division of Agriculture is also sometimes confused with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Created by the Legislature in 1979, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture serves as a regulatory and policy entity for the state.
The Cooperative Extension Service maintains offices in all 75 counties. The educational programs each office conducts is determined locally by a council comprised of that county’s residents. The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station maintains research locations around Arkansas.
To learn more about extension and research programs in Arkansas, visit https://uada.edu/
Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk, @uaex_edu or @ArkAgResearch.
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 offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Chief Communications Officer
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture