University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

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. 

A 22-month long leadership program through the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture continues through a pandemic. LeadAR offers participants a chance to have a global view of issues facing Arkansas and its communities. A discussion of the latest version of the program is part of this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

A multimillion dollar grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will enable the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and its partnering universities to conduct research on water efficiency in the poultry industry, as well as other topics.

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 Talon Cook about the kind of foods that his grandfather ate growing up on their family farm in Oklahoma.  Talon's grandfather describes changes in consumption practices and the different types of foods that are available today due to mass production and globalization. 

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 Marcela Marqueda about her grandmother's experience growing up in the isolated backwoods of Northwest Arkansas during the 1950s.  Marcela describes what is lost, as well as what is gained, from the evolution of agricultural and consumption practices that we experience today. 

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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