March 23, 2020
Division of Agriculture events being canceled, postponed or moved online
By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- More events postponed, canceled
- Contact county extension office or organizer for info
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LITTLE ROCK — Following guidelines to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Cooperative Extension Service is canceling, postponing or moving some events online over the next eight weeks.
This list is not exhaustive. If you planned to participate in an event and are unsure of the status, be sure to contact your county extension office or the event organizer. A directory of county offices can be found at https://www.uaex.edu/counties/default.aspx.
The Hot Spring County Master Gardeners are conducting their annual plant sale, which runs through April 20, via Facebook this year. Visit www.facebook.com/events/178356683461841/. Plants will be available for curbside pickup.
ServSafe classes are postponed for the next eight weeks, beginning March 18.
Status of other events around the state:
- Originally scheduled for March 30 – Galaxy/STAR Conference for extension professionals has been canceled.
- Originally scheduled for March 31 – The Tri-District Conference for county extension staff has been moved online for the same date.
- Originally scheduled for April 14 – The PSA Grower workshop in Jonesboro has been canceled.
- Originally scheduled for April 24 – 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program is postponed until further notice.
- Originally scheduled for April 24 – The 4-H State Office Candidate review is canceled.
- Originally scheduled for May 18-22 – The Arkansas Future Ag Leaders Tour has been postponed; no new date yet.
- Originally scheduled May 29 for 4-H Food Challenge – Postponed; no new date yet.
For information and resources on COVID-19 for families, businesses and others, visit https://uaex.edu/covid-19.
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.
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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Director of Communications
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture