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Guffey, Walkingstick honored by Arkansas Forestry Association

Guffey, Walkingstick honored by Arkansas Forestry Association

By Mary Hightower 

U of A System Division of Agriculture 

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  • Arkansas Forestry Association honors two Division of Ag educators 
  • Walkingstick honored as Communicator of the Year
  • Guffey honored as Educator of the Year

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Guffey, Walkingstick honored by Arkansas Forestry Association 

Guffey, Walkingstick honored by Arkansas Forestry Association

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Caroll Guffey and Tamara Walkingstick, two extension faculty members from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture,were honored Thursday by the Arkansas Forestry Association for their educational efforts.

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HONORED -- Tamara Walkingstick and Caroll Guffey were recognized for career achievements by the Arkansas Forestry Association. Credit mandatory.

Walkingstick, associate director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, was honored as Communicator of the Year. She serves on several boards, including the Arkansas American Indian CenterandArkansas Women in Agriculture,and is a member of the Cherokee Nationof Oklahoma. She has served on the Forest Resources Coordinating Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has numerous recognitions including by the Society of American Foresters, and the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.  

“To me, the measure of success is that I have perhaps helped people with a problem, an idea, access to professionals, or simply helped by listening to their stories about their land,” she said. “I know that I have made a difference and that is the ultimate goal of an extension career, to make a difference in someone's life.”

“I am grateful that the AFA chose to recognize me and I hope to live up to the recognition,” she said.

Guffey, who retired from the Cooperative Extension Service at the end of August after 20 years, was honored as the 2018 Forestry Educator of the Year. Guffey developed continuing education short coursesfor natural science professionals across the state, including forestry ethics. He has served as a resource for county extension agents for a variety of issues including urban forestry, prescribed fire, insects, disease and landowner issues. His is also a past Communicator of the Year winner.

“The awards are much deserved. Both Tamara and Caroll have dedicated their careers to educating people about forestry and natural resource management,” said Phil Tappe, director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center. “The recognition by AFA is a testament to their commitment and passion for sharing their wealth of knowledge with others.”

To learn more about forestry, contact your county extension agent or visit the Arkansas Forest Resources Center online at http://afrc.uamont.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 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 479-575-4607 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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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