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Facts about Arkansas agriculture 

 
 
Everywhere you look, you're surrounded by agriculture. Even if there's not a farm for miles around, agriculture is deeply interwoven with your life. It's on your grocery store shelves. It's at the farmers market. It's the cotton in your jeans,  the biofuel in your gas tank, or even the leather in your baseball mitt. 
 
 
In Arkansas, agriculture is the biggest economic driver, accounting for one in six jobs. 
 

Did you know? 

 
  • Arkansas has 43,000 farms.
  • Farmland in Arkansas covers 13.7 million acres
  • Forestry is agriculture
  • Arkansas has 64 certified organic farms

Want to know more about ag in Arkansas? 

Learn more about Arkansas' agriculture through the Arkansas Agriculture Profile, booklet now available for download.  In this little guide, you'll learn how important agriculture is to Arkansas' economy.
 
Thanks for supporting Arkansas agriculture and the farm families and others who help keep it running.
 
Below are graphics tweeted out recently as part of National Ag Week.
 
Wheat research twitter graphic Poultry twitter graphic
cows in a field Forestry
Ag Aviation Rice production
Fruit  

What's happening in student research 

Discovery mag
 

The Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture and Life Sciences shares faculty with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, who some of whom help guide student research. Check out Discovery magazine for the latest in student work.  

Discovery is an avenue for Bumpers College to highlight and publish original research and independent creative projects conducted by undergraduate Bumpers students in cooperation with a faculty mentor, or in other words Discovery is mainly an avenue to publish the Honors and research projects of students (or student teams) who undertake original, creative, and innovative independent research. Expectations are that the student(s) has gone above and beyond the requirements of literature reviews and is generating a new contribution to the field/discipline.