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News - February 2018


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Feb. 16, 2018

4-H partners with JOANN Fabrics to help fund clubs, activities

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas 4-H, along with 4-H clubs around the country, are partnering with JOANN Fabrics in efforts to engage their respective communities and help raise funds for clubs and activities in their areas.

Feb. 16, 2018

Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soil Alliance announces $1 million grant

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will receive nearly $1 million in grant funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to study the efficacy of cover crops and no-tillage techniques and their effect on overall soil health.

Feb. 9, 2018

Forage recovery, weather outlook, livestock hauling rule changes on Feb. 22 AFGC agenda

LITTLE ROCK – Helping winter-damaged forage recover, getting the latest on the spring weather outlook and understanding changes in livestock hauling rules are on the agenda for the Feb. 22 Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council’s winter meeting in Conway.

Feb. 9, 2018 

Horticulture faculty earn multiple honors at Southern Region Horticultural Science meeting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Horticulture faculty within the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have earned multiple honors from their peers at the Southern Regional American Society for Horticultural Science.

Feb. 8, 2018

Pilots help Moving Manila Forward take flight for community improvements

MANILA, Ark. – Empty main streets, rundown buildings and abandoned business are sights many rural Arkansas citizens know all too well. With younger generations gravitating toward bigger cities, many rural towns just don’t see the revenues they used to. These are the factors that brought about Moving Manila Forward, a new organization that aims to keep Manila beautiful and thriving.

Feb. 8, 2018

WOW 2018: Women Owning Woodlands conference at Lake DeGray State Park

LITTLE ROCK – If you’ve ever wondered if the woods on your property is healthy and how to manage it for future generations, be part of the Women Owning Woodlands conference March 8-9 at Lake DeGray State Park in Bismarck.

Feb. 8, 2018

Registration for spring edition of Walk Across Arkansas opens Feb. 19

LITTLE ROCK – Having trouble motivating yourself to fit in your daily exercise? Walk Across Arkansas, one of the state’s largest public health initiatives, may be able to help.

Feb. 6, 2018

Hogskin Forestry Competition offers youth a chance to hone their skills

CALHOUN COUNTY, Ark. – The year in skills-based competitions kicks off this week with the 2018 Hogskin Forestry Competition in Calhoun County.

Feb. 5, 2018

Learn about timber marketing at Multi-County Forestry Workshop Feb. 27 in Calhoun Co.

FORDYCE, Ark. – If you’ve ever been curious about the value of the timber in woodlands, learn the skills you need to get into timber marketing at the Multi-County Forestry Workshop on Feb. 27 at Thornton.

Feb. 5, 2018

Division of Ag hosts Feb. 15 fruit pruning workshop in Clarksville

LITTLE ROCK – Pruning is an essential skill for growing healthy fruit-producing vines, canes and trees and growers can learn best practices at a workshop Feb. 15 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Fruit Research Station in Clarksville.

Feb. 5, 2018 

Pesticide application clinics set for February, March

BATESVILLE, Ark. –  Six pesticide application workshops are scheduled between Feb. 27 and March 8, to prep farmers for the 2018 growing season.

Feb. 2, 2018

Soil & water conference marks 20th anniversary

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Arkansas Soil & Water Conference celebrated its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, bringing researchers and experts in the science underlying the health and success of farming in the Southern Plains with growers, consultants and other agriculture industry professionals.

Feb. 2, 2018

Norsworthy named WSSA fellow, earns research awards; Meyer honored as outstanding grad student

WESTMINSTER, Colo. – Jason Norsworthy, weed scientist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, was honored by his peers as a fellow of the Weed Science Society of America. 

Feb. 2, 2018

Division of Ag weed scientist Scott named president of Southern Weed Science Society

ATLANTA – Bob Scott, extension weed scientist for the University Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been named president of the Southern Weed Science Society.