Arkansas Drought Resource Center
Drought is an issue that affects everyone: farmers, ranchers, forests and homeowners. Since the middle of 2011, what began as a dry spell expanded into a full-blown drought that covered all of Arkansas by June 2012. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture created the Arkansas Drought Resource Center as a single, convenient container for all Arkansans to find critical resources for coping and surviving drought.
On this site, you will find information, publications, videos, conversation, maps, warnings concerning managing drought , and the very latest drought conditions. Information is categorized by:
- Burn bans and water restrictions
- Forestry and wildlife
- Home and landscape
- Water management.
Publications and other resources
- Impact of the 2012 Drought on Field Crops and Cattle Production in Arkansas
A summary of how the 2012 drought affected row crops and cattle production in Arkansas.
- Southern Risk Management Education Center
Established in 2009, the center coordinates risk management education programs throughout the southern region primarily through a regional competitive grants program serving the states/territories of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Center strives to build networks and relationship throughout the region with growers and industry stakeholders that are diverse and grassroots based. Our ultimate goal is to deliver results by educating producers.