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News - October 2018


Date Article
Oct. 15, 2018

Regenerative medicine innovator, entrepreneur giving seminars Oct. 25-26

FAYETTVILLE, Ark. – A researcher currently working on exosome therapy for brain injuries and whose innovations and entrepreneurship have led to 16 patents, will be giving two seminars Oct. 25-26 at the University of Arkansas’ Fayetteville campus.

Oct. 15, 2018 

POSTPONED: ‘Walk in the Woods’ forest management event rescheduled to Nov. 9

LITTLE ROCK – Because recent rains have put the host site under water, the Walt in the Wood program on forest management is being postponed until Friday, Nov. 9.

Oct. 15, 2018 

Oct. 17 webinar to cover food safety and the law

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jacqueline Schweichler, staff attorney at the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, will address recent developments in the Food Safety Modernization Act through a webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center Wednesday, Oct. 17 at noon.

Oct. 12, 2018

No one’s been pruning your trees, Arkansas: It’s just the twig girdler

LITTLE ROCK – Across Arkansas, a state in which both forested and urban areas have more than their fair share of hickory, pecan and persimmon trees, by any measure, some homeowners have become alarmed at collections of twigs and small branches found around the base of these trees on their property — cut so cleanly from the tree that it surely must’ve been the work of an uninvited arborist.

Oct. 12, 2018

Division researchers identify alleles to improve soybean drought resistance

LITTLE ROCK— Recent research conducted by University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researchers has found genetic markers in soybeans that could help improve drought tolerance.

Oct. 12, 2018

U of A weed science team wins southern region competition

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas weed science team won the Southern Weed Science Society 2018 Southern Weed Contest in August at the Agricenter International in Memphis, Tennessee.

Oct. 11, 2018

Health, protein and food security to be discussed at 2018 World Woman Summit

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — An Arkansas researcher who uses a molecule-to-man approach to her study of protein and metabolic helth will be among those exploring the future of food during the World Woman Summit, Oct. 11-12 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.

Oct. 10, 2018

Pulaski County Master Gardeners take top honors for 28-year effort at Pinnacle

LITTLE ROCK – The Pulaski County Master Gardener’s long-term project at Pinnacle Mountain State Park has nabbed one of the state’s top honors, the 2018 Master Gardener Project of the Year among counties with 51 members or more.

Oct. 10, 2018

4-H Week seeks to ‘Inspire Kids to Do’

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Since 1942 youths, parents, volunteers and alumni have taken one week out of the year to celebrate and promote 4-H. This year, the organization is “inspiring kids to do” as members celebrate the 76th consecutive National 4-H Week.

Oct. 9, 2018

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.

Oct. 5, 2018

Video highlights research on pollinator habitat plots

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Michelle Wisdom stepped up when loss of habitat meant the nation’s pollinators were in need of food and housing.

Oct. 5, 2018

Historic National Direct Marketing Agricultural Summit co-chaired by Ron Rainey

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture provided leadership to host the National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit, the first national conference focused on providing technical assistance to direct marketing practitioners and stakeholders.

Oct. 5, 2018

2018 Forage Tour aims to give producers an edge in livestock production

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Ranchers and livestock producers will have the opportunity to learn which forages will give them the most bang for their buck in the fall at the 2018 Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council Conference and Tour, scheduled for Nov. 2.

Oct. 4, 2018 

Pittman, Rumley to appear at Texas A&M Law Review Agricultural Law Symposium

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The National Agricultural Law Center will be weighing in on the evolving landscape of right-to-farm laws and offering a legislative update during the 2018 Texas A&M Law Review Fall Symposium on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Oct. 2, 2018

Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station researcher awarded $500,000 for swine microbiome study

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researcher’s efforts to understand how exposure to top soil affects the gut microbiome and feed efficiency in pigs have earned him a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Oct. 1, 2018

2019 Horticulture Industry Show to highlight pollinators

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – From fruit enthusiasts to Christmas tree producers, there’s something for everyone at the 2019 Horticulture Industry Show.