Agriculture

Courtesy / University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Researchers with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, with support from Winrock International, are asking farmers in the Mid-South to participate in a survey to measure interest in organic crop, feed, and livestock production.

Courtesy / University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

A new certificate program from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering training for aspiring farmers in an effort to reinvigorate the state's small farms and develop local foodways. 

Courtesy / United States Department of Agriculture

Since July, residents across the state and country have reported receiving unsolicited packets of seeds that appear to come from China. The Arkansas Department of Agriculure warns not to plant the seeds and to turn them over to the department or a local extension office. 

In honor of the Thanksgiving season, join us for a limited Community Spotlight series on Oral Food History Projects, produced by students from the University of Arkansas' Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

Today Pete talks with student Conner Lunsford about an interview with his grandmother. Conner describes what poultry farming looked like in the 1950s and 1960s, and how American consumption practices have changed over the decades. 

Stay tuned for more installations of the Oral Food History series. 

In honor of the Thanksgiving season, join us for a limited Community Spotlight series on Oral Food History Projects, produced by students from the University of Arkansas' Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

In honor of the Thanksgiving season, join us for a limited Community Spotlight series on Oral Food History Projects, produced by students from the University of Arkansas' Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

In honor of the Thanksgiving season, join us for a limited Community Spotlight series on Oral Food History Projects, produced by students from the University of Arkansas' Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

Today Pete talks with student Katie Gardner about consumption practices of the American past, and how these practices have changed.  Katie discusses an interview with her grandfather, highlighting the contrast of a homegrown past with a store-bought present. 

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Seth, Connor and Alec Pitts, who run Sugar Hill Ranch in Lincoln, are the 2019 Washington County Farm Family of the Year. The Washington County Farm Bureau and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service sponsor the program, which is in its 72nd year.

Jacqueline Froelich

Several dozen farmers and investors recently met in Fayetteville at a clinic hosted by Arkansas Hemp Genetics to discuss licensing and best cultivation practices. A federal prohibition on growing industrial cannabis was lifted late last year. 

J. Froelich / KUAF

Pollution from industrial animal agriculture in Arkansas has attracted a lot of public attention. The proliferations of industrial CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, and AFOs, animal feeding operations, is being spurred by growing consumer demand for cheap fast-food burgers, nuggets, and wings. To limit environmental impacts, scientists in Arkansas have been developing improved agricultural practices to protect sensitive airsheds and watersheds from industrial farm pollution.

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