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Nov. 30, 2021

AmeriCorps volunteers to spend month improving Arkansas 4-H Center campus

LITTLE ROCK — A dozen AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members are spending four weeks completing repairing, recycling, and beautifying projects at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center.

Nov. 24, 2021

Microbiology of food safety: What to know to keep you safe this holiday season

FAYETTEVILLE — While food safety is important year-round, the holidays bring the topic to the forefront as families gather to feast on a smorgasbord of hot and cold foods that can attract tiny, unwanted guests called pathogens.

Nov. 24, 2021

Cooperative Extension Service launches summer internship program for agents

LITTLE ROCK — The Cooperative Extension Service is looking to help the next generation of extension agents get a running start toward a new career that’s focused on helping others.

Nov. 23, 2021

Research tackles ever-evolving problem of weedy rice

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Red rice in the field was a problem for rice growers, but at least it was easy to spot. But years of out-crossing with cultivated rice varieties has resulted in “weedy rice,” which appears in a spectrum of hues, some of which can blend in nicely with the crop.

Nov. 19, 2021

HOLIDAYS: Surviving holiday gatherings through a pandemic and political disagreements

LITTLE ROCK — Find yourself approaching this year’s holidays with a bit of trepidation following a year of COVID-induced separation and an atmosphere of anxiety and unrest?

Nov. 19, 2021

Arkansas soybean harvest nears completion as market prices remain high

LITTLE ROCK — As the Arkansas soybean harvest drew to a close, both cash and December booking market prices remained above $12. 

Nov. 17, 2021

Rice developed by Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station researchers used to make award-winning gins

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Artisanal gins from Wonderbird Spirits in Mississippi are the only known American gins in commercial production that start with rice as the base, and they are made from an aromatic variety created by rice breeders with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

Nov. 16, 2021

Glorious fall: Where did those colors come from?

LITTLE ROCK — The images all over social media seem to indicate one thing, that Arkansans have been very impressed with this autumn’s foliage show.

Nov. 15, 2021

HOLIDAYS: Don’t let cyber criminals steal your holiday joy

LITTLE ROCK — Dropping your guard can enable internet criminals to turn your joyful holiday shopping into a time of anger, stress and loss.

Nov. 15, 2021

Volunteers needed for Nov. 18 Coleman Creek clean-up

LITTLE ROCK — Coleman Creek is home to plentiful Arkansas native wildlife that thrive in its waters and surrounding watershed. Unfortunately, the creek is also home to tires, electronics, plastic packaging and other trash that pollutes the water.

Nov. 12, 2021

Grass to Grid program helps cow-calf operations access feedlot benefits, data

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering Arkansas cattle producers — particularly those running smaller cow-calf operations — the opportunity to gain insight into herd genetics through participation in large finishing operations.

Nov. 10, 2021

15 Division of Agriculture, Bumpers College faculty recognized with service awards

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Fifteen faculty members of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences were recently recognized with milestone service awards.

Nov. 8, 2021

FlavAR workshop will shed light on the impacts of flavor-related chemicals in food systems

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A workshop hosted by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station on Friday, Nov. 12, will discuss the impacts of flavor compounds on food products.

Nov. 5, 2021

Extension offers vaccine clinics in rural communities

LITTLE ROCK – As the rate of COVID-19 vaccination continues to increase in Arkansas, access and availability of vaccines is still a struggle in some rural areas of Arkansas. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and ARcare have been hosting clinics in some of the most rural sites with low vaccination rates, and more clinics are planned.

Nov. 5, 2021

As winter frosts arrive, pasture managers should monitor for toxicity

LITTLE ROCK — As the days grow shorter and overnight low temperatures begin dwelling beneath the freezing point, frost across the state is becoming a reality for Arkansas residents.

Nov. 5, 2021

CONWAY, Ark. – Faulkner County youth got a peek inside the veterinary medicine profession recently at Faulkner County 4-H Vet Camp.

Nov. 3, 2021

Farm apprentices can apply to CAFF until Dec. 1, business training key to curriculum

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Small farms are an integral part of the food supply chain, providing nutrient-rich foods on a local level and supporting community-based farming, said Mike Popp, professor of agricultural economics and faculty advisor with the Center for Arkansas Farms and Foods.

Nov. 1, 2021

Cooperative Extension Service breaks ground on new Jackson County center

NEWPORT, Ark. — Construction of the long-awaited Jackson County Extension Center is finally beginning.

Nov. 1, 2021
BATESVILLE, Ark. — Researchers from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Oklahoma State University will discuss their findings on bovine respiratory disease, anaplasmosis and other topics during an online field day Nov. 17 hosted by the Livestock and Forestry Research Station.