Statement from Mark Cochran, head of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture:
Dec. 5, 2019
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“We welcome Gov. Hutchinson's powerful statement of support made at the annual convention of the Arkansas Farm Bureau for a permanent increase in our budget. We appreciate his recognition of the importance of agriculture in the state's economy and the role of our research and Extension programs in promoting the industry's competitiveness in both domestic and global marketplaces. On behalf of the many farmers and ranchers, agribusinesses, families and communities that use our programs and the more than 130,000 youth that participate in our 4-H enrichment experiences, we wish to express our gratitude to Gov. Hutchinson for his support. This funding will truly assist the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in fulfilling its mission to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices.”
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 and services 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
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture