Tagged: university of arkansas cooperative extension service

UA Pesticide Expert Asks Congress to Continue Funding Farmer-to-Farmer Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2017 9:41 am

A pesticide expert at the UA Cooperative Extension Service involved in Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer program testifies before Congress on why funding for the program should continue.

Rick Cartwright Named Director of UA Extension Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2017 3:40 pm

Rick Cartwright has been named director of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, part of the the university system’s Division of Agriculture.

6 Reasons To Join 4-H and Grow Beyond the Farm

by Kerry Prichard 10/3/2016 12:00 am

There was a time when 4-H was about “cows, plows and sows.” But these days, organizers say, the club’s farm-based past has melded with a science-focused future, with participants enjoying everything from photography to rock climbing to safely riding all-terrain vehicles.

Rice Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average, Approaches Record Acreage

by Ryan McGeeney, UA System Division of Agriculture 5/19/2016 12:55 pm

Arkansas growers report having nearly 100 percent of planned rice planting complete. The state could potentially exceed 2010 record of more than 1.7 million acres of rice.

Arkansas Officials Warn of Wheat Fungal Infections

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 3:19 pm

Officials say a fungus that harms wheat crops has been found in central and eastern Arkansas.

Workers’ Financial Education a Concern

by Gwen Moritz 10/14/2013 12:00 am

Americans are notoriously ignorant about basic personal finance, and Arkansans are even less financially savvy than the national average, according to a nationwide study conducted by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

How to Keep Food, Water Safe During Power Outages

by Karen Martin 5/3/2011 4:31 pm

Storm-caused power outages can affect food and water safety. Here are ways to avoid food-related illnesses.

21 Ways to Consume Less Water, Save More Money

by Lindsay Irvin 2/21/2011 12:00 am

The following water-saving actions are simply a starting point to reduce residential water consumption and turn your digs into a conservation powerhouse. If being a good steward of the environment isn’t motive enough, certainly the monetary savings should be.

Keep Foods Safe at Potlucks, Parties

by Karen Martin 9/15/2010 7:24 am

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service has suggestions on how to keep foods safe at potlucks, picnics events and community dinners.

Get Gardening Information That's Fast and Free

by Karen Martin 4/7/2010 7:20 am

The explosion of blooms over the last 10 days makes even the least green-thumbed of us yearn for a lush lawn, pretty plants and colorful flowers all around us. How to get them to grow? Ask the Cooperative Extension Service.