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$20M Entegrity Arrays Power Multiple Entities

Booneville and Nashville, Arkansas, have some shiny new economic drivers: solar arrays built by Entegrity of Little Rock, now owned wholly by Nabholz Construction Corp. read more >
Tom Clifton
Education / Health Care

Tom Clifton to Serve as Interim Dean of UALR College of Business, Health & Human Services (Movers & Shakers)

Clifton is the director of the UA Little Rock School of Art and Design. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

UA and UA System Division of Agriculture Sign Special Agreement

System President Donald Bobbitt said the special agreement is an "important step forward" in formalizing and reinforcing the mutual association between the two entities. read more >
Karen Watts DiCicco and Les Walz
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

2 Move Up Ladder At UA Division of Agriculture (Movers & Shakers)

Karen Watts DiCicco and Les Walz have been promoted. read more >
Ron Rainey, assistant vice president for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Ron Rainey Named Assistant VP at University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Rainey, a native of the Center community in Conway County, joined the division in 1993. read more >
Mark Cochran
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Mark Cochran, Head of UA System’s Division of Agriculture, to Retire

The system president says Cochran's accomplishments are all the more remarkable for having been achieved during a period of flat or declining state funding. 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 >
Madeline Roberts of Lyon College in Batesville
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Media & Marketing

Roberts Advances at Lyon College (Movers & Shakers)

Madeline Roberts has been promoted to executive director of strategic marketing and communication at Lyon College in Batesville. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Greenway Donates $2M to Rice Research Center

Greenway Equipment of Newport donates $2 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center in Poinsett County. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Government & Politics / Tourism

Land Deal Off, UA Looks to Replace Cash

With the collapse of a $16.5 million land sale that drew opposition from Arkansas legislators, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is searching for ways to replace the lost revenue. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Government & Politics / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

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 >
William Ryan of UA Pulaski Tech in North Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Moldenhauer Holds Director’s Role for Rice for UA Agriculture (Movers & Shakers)

Karen Moldenhauer, a professor and rice breeder, has been named interim director of the Rice Research & Extension Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in Stuttgart. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

French Company Funds UA System Endowment, Research

Adisseo, a France-based company and a world leader in animal nutrition, has endowed a professorship and helped fund three poultry science research projects for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. read more >
Delta Peanut CEO Tommy Jumper and other peanut farmers are anxiously awaiting Arkansas’ first peanut shelling facility, which is on tap for Jonesboro.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Education / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

$70M Investment Brings Arkansas Peanut Industry Out of Its ShellLock Icon

A $70 million investment in the peanut industry in Arkansas is expected to usher in a new era for farmers. The operation will feature the first peanut-shelling plant in Arkansas and create between 125 and 130 jobs. read more >
Tim Burcham
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Restaurants & Food

ASU’s Burcham to Lead Rice Research Center

In his new position as director of the Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center in Poinsett County, Tim Burcham wants to help improve production of Arkansas' top crop. He also gets to play in the dirt. read more >
With the combination of Potlatch and Deltic Timber into PotlatchDeltic Corp., Potlatch CEO Mike Covey (left) will continue to serve as Chairman and chief executive while Deltic CEO John Enlow will become the company's vice chairman and lead the integration of the two businesses.
Construction / Investments / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Deltic Timber and Potlatch, Made for a Merger

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado found its match when Potlatch came courting with an all-stock deal. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Egg-Producing Flock Destruction Continues

Mitchell Yancey, a contract egg farmer in Oklahoma, had his birds destroyed last week by contractors hired by the owner, Vital Farms of Austin, Texas. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

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

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. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

EPA’s Move to Ban Insecticide Belt Could Have Major Impact for Arkansas Growers

The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it was seeking to cancel registration for a key insecticide used to combat crop-hungry pests such as fall armyworm and corn earworm. read more >
Dr. Fred Bourland, cotton breeder, shows 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.
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing

Cotton Inc. Honors UA Cotton Breeder Fred Bourland

Fred Bourland, a cotton breeder for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will be inducted by Cotton Inc. into the 2015 class of the Cotton Research & Promotion Hall of Fame. read more >