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From cattle to watermelons, 2019 Division of Agriculture field days scheduled

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station has eight field days scheduled for 2019, covering topics as varied as cattle, row crops, turfgrass and watermelons.

Rice Field Day 2018
FIELD DAY -- Dr. Ehsan Shakiba discusses hybrid rice breeding during the 2018 rice field day at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart. (Division of Agriculture photo by Fred Miller)

The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station is the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Its field days begin in April at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station in Batesville, and wind up in August at Marianna.

“Field days are an invaluable opportunity for industry reps, farmers, consultants and the general public to see firsthand the latest field research being conducted at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and to have group and one-on-one interactions with Division of Agriculture researchers and extension specialists,” said Nathan Slaton, assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station.

“Much of the research that is showcased at these field days is funded by our commodity check-off programs,” he said. “The advancement and development of agricultural technology, education programs and best management practices often comes from open discussion between scientists and our stakeholders.”

This year’s field day schedule:  

  • April 16 – BATESVILLE – Cattle and forage field day at Livestock and Forestry Research Station, Independence County.

  • May 14 – KIBLER – Watermelon Research/field walk at the Vegetable Research Station, Crawford County.

  • May 16 – HOPE – Horticulture Field Day at the Southwest Research and Extension Center, Hempstead County.

  • July 18 – ROHWER – Row crops field day at the Rohwer Research Station, Desha County.

  • July 24 – FAYETTEVILLE – Turfgrass Field Day, Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Washington County   
  • Aug. 8 – PINE TREE – Row crops field day at the Pine Tree Research Station, St. Francis County.

  • Aug. 15 – MARIANNA – Row Crop Field Day, Lon Mann Cotton Research Station, Lee County. 

The schedule may be found here: http://bit.ly/AAESFieldDays19. Be sure to check the page often for updates on times and content.

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.

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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