UACES Facebook Big Creek research team seminar rescheduled to March 11

Big Creek research team seminar rescheduled to March 11

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  • Big Creek team studying hog farm to offer seminar on its research
  • Seminar moved to March 11, venue remains the same

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A seminar by the team of scientists from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture studying a hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed has been rescheduled to March 11.

Members of the Big Creek Research and Extension Team will present “Big Creek and the C&H Farm: The Science” at 3 p.m. at Hembree Auditorium in the Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Building on the UA campus. The AFLS Building is on Maple Street just west of Garland Avenue.

The seminar, originally scheduled for March 4, was postponed due to hazardous winter road conditions.

Andrew Sharpley, professor of crop, soil, and environmental sciences, is the Big Creek team leader. Sharpley will be joined by Mike Daniels and Kris Brye, professors of crop, soil, and environmental sciences, and Karl VanDevender, professor of biological and agricultural engineering. A question-and-answer period will follow the discussion.

The research and extension team is conducting an in-depth examination of the hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed as it lays groundwork for the multi-phase, long-term study. The team is conducting the work using funds from Gov. Mike Beebe’s office. Funding was approved by a legislative subcommittee last September. Site work on the study began in October.

The team’s first quarterly report was delivered Jan. 31 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas governor’s office. The report is available online at http://arkansasagnews.uark.edu/bigcreekquarter1.pdf. An addendum to the first quarter report is available online at http://arkansasagnews.uark.edu/bigcreekreport.quarter1addendum.pdf.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

By the U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Extension Communications Specialist
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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