UACES Facebook Virtual field trips to bring hands-on soil health & water conservation research to Internet participants
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Virtual field trips to bring hands-on soil health & water conservation research to Internet participants

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Aug. 20, 2019

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STUTTGART, Ark. – Experts and researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will be presenting two virtual field trips on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and are inviting anyone with an Internet connection to follow along.

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The two consecutive events — the first at 9 a.m., the second at 11 a.m. — will feature presentations from several Division of Agriculture experts, as well as professionals in the field of agriculture. Each live, interactive event will be one hour in length. Participation in both events is free of charge.

The first field day will give an overview of the Arkansas Discovery Farm Program, which partners with volunteer growers across the state to monitor edge-of-field runoff in order to fine-tune the use of nutrients in crop production and work to eliminate excess nutrients in water leaving the farms.

The second field day will feature cover the water quality and soil health practices used on discovery farms across the state to enhance both profitability and sustainability in farming. Both virtual field trips will be delivered through the Zoom platform. Interested participants should register at http://bit.ly/AR-Discovery-Farm-Virtual-Field-Trip for the first virtual field trip, and http://bit.ly/AR-Cotton-Discovery-Farm-Virtual-Field-Trip  for the second. Instructions for using Zoom and joining the presentations will be emailed to all registered participants.

To learn about soil health and water conservation, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow the Cooperative Extension Service on Twitter at @uaex_edu.

 

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.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your (insert appropriate office) as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.  

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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2120
rmcgeeney@uaex.edu

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