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Megan Markham Hired as VP, Marketing at the Little Rock Regional Chamber (Movers & Shakers)

She previously served as foundation relations manager at Conway Regional Health System. read more >
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Baptist Health Names New VP & Chief Medical Officer (Movers & Shakers)

Mackenzie Clyburn has been promoted to vice president of hospital operations at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, and Dr. David Shenker has been promoted to chief medical officer. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Labor Shortage Drives Innovation in Poultry IndustryLock Icon

Securing reliable, seasonal labor, as well as maximizing efficiency using technology as just a couple of ways Arkansas poultry is seeing improvements. read more >
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UA to Use $1M Grant to Design Robotics for Poultry Plants

A $1 million grant will help University of Arkansas researchers design robotics for use in poultry processing plants. read more >
Terry Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund board of directors.
Education

Alexander Named to UAM Board (Movers & Shakers)

Terry Alexander has been appointed to the board of directors of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund. read more >
Nathan Reed
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Reed Named Chairman for Cotton Producers (Movers & Shakers)

Nathan Reed has been elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2022. read more >
Farmer Bill Morgan grows hemp on an acre in Fayetteville.
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Growing of Hemp Proves a ‘Tough Go’

Many farmers, and wannabe farmers, in Arkansas were excited when the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 made hemp farming legal, but the early rush into hemp farming in Arkansas has proved problematic. read more >
Blake Johnson of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
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Chatman Returns to Williams Baptist (Movers & Shakers)

Tim Chatman will join his alma mater, Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, as dean of students, effective in October. read more >
Alton Johnson, director of the UA Division of Agriculture Rice Research & Extension Center
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UAEX’s Alton Johnson Sees Rice Up to the Challenge from Climate Change

Alton Johnson, the University of Arkansas’ new rice research leader, studies new crop strains and technology to help farmers succeed. read more >
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Lovett Makes Exit From Journalism

John Lovett, an eight-year fixture at the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, has joined a parade of journalists giving up daily newspaper work. read more >
Trent Roberts
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Roberts Digs In at UAEX (Movers & Shakers)

Trent Roberts has been appointed endowed chair in soil fertility research at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. read more >
Chris Lorch of Ozarka College
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Watson, Flippo Advance at Williams Baptist (Movers & Shakers)

Andrew Watson and Angela Flippo have been assigned new roles at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge. read more >
Amy Hopper of the Arkansas Research Alliance in Conway
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Hopper Joins Arkansas Research Alliance (Movers & Shakers)

Amy Hopper has been hired as program manager by the Arkansas Research Alliance in Conway. read more >
Fred Bourland, examines test plots for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture cotton variety testing program during a field day at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station near Marianna.
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Bourland Recognized by Cotton Ginners (Movers & Shakers)

Fred Bourland has received the A.L. Vandergriff Cotton Pioneer Award for his cotton breeding and research from the Southern Cotton Ginners Association, headquartered in Memphis. read more >
Bryan Mader of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture-Cooperative Extension Service in Little Rock
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Mader Makes Grade at UAEX (Movers & Shakers)

Bryan Mader has been promoted to assistant professor and health specialist at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture-Cooperative Extension Service in Little Rock. read more >
Admiration for classic European architecture inspired Joan and Bruce Johnson to build Dromborg, the castle-like residence now for sale for $9.7 million.
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Dromborg Castle Entices Buyers as Possible WineryLock Icon

The owners of Fayetteville’s Dromborg Castle are still grinding away trying to sell their 8,825-SF creation in south Fayetteville. read more >
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UA’s Quiet Land Deal Gets Look From FBILock Icon

The FBI has been asking questions about the planned sale of 6,300 acres by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, a deal that has drawn allegations that bid manipulation produced a lower sale price and a higher broker commission. read more >
John Thomas of the Arkansas 4-H Foundation.
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Fortenberry Joins UA System Division of Agriculture (Movers & Shakers)

Bridget Fortenberry has accepted a position as the director of human resources at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in Little Rock. read more >
Guolei “Jason” Zhou of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Health Care

A-State Gets $419K Grant for Cancer Research (Movers & Shakers)

Guolei “Jason” Zhou of Jonesboro, associate professor of cell and cancer biology at Arkansas State University, and his research group have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work. read more >
Steve Stevens, a Discovery Farms Program participant and cotton farmer, shows off equipment on his farm southeast of Dumas in Desha County.
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Discovery Farms Program Helps Farmers Save Money While Saving Face

The Arkansas Discovery Farms Program is giving farmers data to help them farm sustainably, which, in turn, increases profitability, participating farmers and other state agriculture experts say. read more >