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News - November 2019


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Nov. 20, 2019

LeadAR graduates 18th class of leaders

LITTLE ROCK — Twenty-six people from across Arkansas recently graduated from LeadAR, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s leadership program, bringing the total number of graduates to nearly 500 in the past 35 years.

Nov. 19, 2019

Carson, Munsey honored as outstanding horticulture alumni

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Author and retired extension horticulture specialist Janet Carson and Better Lawns and Gardens’ L. David Munsey III, have been named outstanding Arkansas alumni at the 2019 Horticulture Tailgate and Alumni Breakfast.

Nov. 18, 2019

AmeriCorps volunteers to cleanup storm damage, make upgrades at Vines Center

LITTLE ROCK – A team of 12 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members is hard at work at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, where they are spending six weeks cleaning up storm-damaged areas and making energy efficiency upgrades.

Nov. 15, 2019

2020 Tri-State Soybean Forum highlights input for keep-or-replant decisions

LITTLE ROCK – Soybean growers who faced weather-ravaged crops in the 2019 season will hear guidance for production and marketing decisions, during the 2020 Tri-State Soybean Forum, Jan. 3 in Dumas, Arkansas.

Nov. 15, 2019

Sharpley receives international recognition for advancing nutrient management research

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The International Fertilizer Association has named University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture soils and water quality scientist Andrew Sharpley the 2019 Norman Borlaug Award winner.

Nov. 15, 2019

Nationwide council of agricultural scientists tour Division of Agriculture poultry research

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Poultry scientists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture focus a lot of their research on animal health and wellbeing, and those efforts were on display for some 70 agricultural scientists from across the nation during a tour Oct. 29.

Nov. 13, 2019

UA System Division of Agriculture professor recognized for Excellence in Extension

LITTLE ROCK — Mark Peterson, professor of community and economic development, has been named the recipient of this year’s Southern Region Excellence in Extension by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Nov. 13, 2019

Cotton, rice harvests beat the cold; fruit may suffer

LITTLE ROCK — After a mild weekend of sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50s, much of Arkansas found itself dealing with widespread rains and falling mercury throughout Monday. Tuesday, the state awoke to a morning that declared itself as “winter” in no uncertain terms.

Nov. 8, 2019

Division of Agriculture receives grant to expand ‘Green infrastructure’ into southeast Arkansas

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Green infrastructure — an approach to community development and water management that protects, restores, or mimics the natural water cycle — is coming to southeast Arkansas.

Nov. 8, 2019

Watershed Stewards participating in ‘Little Rock Day of Community Service’

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans looking for a way to help contribute to a cleaner environment are invited to participate in an effort to clean up Coleman Creek on Nov. 16 as part of the Little Rock Day of Service.

Nov. 8, 2019

Fall forage samples showing lower protein; ranchers advised against relying on previous year’s test results

LITTLE ROCK – Lab-tested forage samples are showing lower protein levels and Arkansas livestock producers will need to adjust their herd’s winter rations to compensate, said Shane Gadberry, professor-ruminant nutrition for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Nov. 8, 2019

University of Wisconsin college names Ricke a Distinguished Alumnus

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Steven C. Ricke, professor of food science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been named a Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Wisconsin College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Nov. 7, 2019

Freezing temps threaten last leg of Arkansas peanut harvest

LEACHVILLE, Ark. — Overnight rainfall or a wet day can impair the harvest of any row crop — but the same conditions can bring a peanut harvest to a dead stop, especially when freezing conditions are moving in.

Nov. 6, 2019

Bobcats are adapting to urban and suburban settings. Here’s what to do if you see one

LITTLE ROCK – As urban and suburban areas expand in Arkansas, the state’s wildlife — including the bobcat — is learning to adapt to new neighbors, said Becky McPeake, extension wildlife specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Nov. 5, 2019

Arkansas 4-H C.A. Vines Center to offer Thanksgiving holiday meals

LITTLE ROCK  “Holiday Helpings,” the popular holiday meal preparation program that debuted for the 2018 Thanksgiving season, is returning to again help take the stress out of holiday cooking.

Nov. 4, 2019

Division biological engineer recognized for research in nanotechnology

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Really tiny things are a big deal to Jin-Woo Kim. For his work in nanotechnology, he has been named the 2019 Arkansas Biosciences Institute Established Investigator of the Year.

Nov. 4, 2019

Ranchers can help grassland birds rebuild populations

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Rotational stocking and other management practices may give grassland birds a chance to rebuild their populations, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor-animal science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Nov. 1, 2019

Bumpers College graduate students earn CAST scholarships for science communication

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ten graduate students from the University of Arkansas' Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences have earned scholarships from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.

Nov. 1, 2019

Division of Agriculture hosts Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture this week is playing host to more than 70 representatives of academic, legal, governmental and other institutions at the 2019 Annual Fall Board Meeting of CAST — the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.