News from the U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service

Bumpers remembered as an agricultural icon

 LITTLE ROCK – As hundreds gathered Sunday to celebrate the life of Sen.  Dale Bumpers, agricultural leaders in Arkansas are remembering his monumental contributions to the state’s top industry and his passion for serving the state’s agriculture community. Read more ... 

Bumpers-1984 with rice breeder Bobby Wells. Photo by George Templeton.

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Since the 1990s, the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture has produced Arkansas Land & Life magazine. The twice-a-year publication highlights the Division's people and the work they do on behalf of all Arkansans. The video version of Arkansas Land & Life, which made its debut in 2015, brings our stories to life. 

Find these and other news, feature and how-to videos on our ARextension channel:

Nov. 27, 2015

In this edition, we look at a wildlife researcher' work studying migrating mallards; how fall webworms were taking over Arkansas trees; and the importance of water quality.

Sept. 23, 2015

In this edition, we look at the weather's effects on the corn verification program, endangered species in Arkansas and a new, non-GMO variety of soybeans is introduced. 


Sept. 4, 2015

In this edition, Hank Chaney's experience and expertise is being shared statewide, bugs invading late-planted crops are creating quite a stink and it may look like a space helmet, but in Jamie Baum's hands, it's being used to explore a familiar frontier: breakfast. 

Aug. 18, 2015

In this edition, a recap of the 2015 Arkansas Rice Expo. Extension Veterinarian Dustan Clark talks about a possible recurrence of avian flu as wild fowl migrations begin and things get sticky at the library as kids learn about honey and honey bees.

 July 31, 2015

In this edition, Jason Davis discusses sprayer technology; Laura Connerly offers tips on easing the back to school bite and Dirk Philipp talks closing the forage gap.  

July 17, 2015

In this edition, Andrew Sharpley talks about the Big Creek research project; three Arkansas youth are 4-H Governor's Awards finalists, and Mark Cochran, head of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, previews the Aug. 7, 2015, Arkansas Rice Expo. 


July 3, 2015 - This week, we highlight the work of a national Strawberry Sustainability project, cattle's need for shade in the summer time, and how 4-H youth are learning robotics with stuff they've found in the kitchen drawer. 


June 19, 2015 - Row crop producers meet to discuss flood recovery; aquaculture specialist Anita Kelley talks about aquaponics and insect experts work to keep bees healthy. 


June 5, 2015 - Corporate competition trades spreadsheets for archery and canoes, food scientists learn the culinary arts and the aftermath of Arkansas River flooding. 


May 22, 2015 - Arkansas' research leads the way for water quality, the Arkansas Discovery Farms program is growing and the 2015 Soybean Science Challenge winner.