UACES Facebook ‘Surviving drought’ topic of Division of Agriculture webinar for cattle producers
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July 18, 2022

‘Surviving drought’ topic of Division of Agriculture webinar for cattle producers

By Tracy Courage
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts:

  • Webinar set for July 21 from 6-8 p.m. via Zoom
  • Webinar offers management strategies and recommendations for cattle producers struggling with drought

LITTLE ROCK — Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will host a free webinar July 21 to offer guidance to Arkansas cattle producers struggling with drought.  

“Our cattle producers statewide are struggling right now to survive this drought, and many of them face some tough decisions,” Vic Ford, extension’s associate president for agriculture and natural resources, said. “We can provide resources in management strategies and research-based recommendations for forage, beef and pest management that we hope will help our cattle producers through this drought.”

A recording will be made available later for those unable to attend.                                                                                    
Topics and speakers include:

  • Livestock economics - James Mitchell, livestock economist
  • Forage management - John Jennings, forage agronomist
  • Beef management - Daniel Rivera, director of the Southwest Research and Extension Center
  • Fall armyworm and stem maggot control - Kelly Loftin, entomologist
  • Farm and farm family stress - Brittney Schrick, family life specialist

Resources for managing cattle during drought are available on the Cooperative Extension Service website at

To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @AR_Extension. To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: Follow on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch. To learn more about the Division of Agriculture, visit Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk.


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 to all eligible persons 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.


Media Contact:
Tracy Courage
Director of Communications
U of A System Division of Agriculture-Extension