Extension entomologist Kelly Loftin says he’s gotten fewer calls about fire ants this year, thanks to persistent drought.
Farmers for Tomorrow fundraiser will help aspiring farmers
Once former CAFF Farm School students or apprentices have acquired farmland in Arkansas and are ready to break ground, they can apply for start-up funds from Farmers for Tomorrow.
UAM opens Arkansas Center for Forest Business
The center aims to improve business practices for forest enterprises and enhance the economic competitiveness of Arkansas’ forests in a global economy.
Arkansas one of four states receiving funding under RIPE program
RIPE and its partners will help producers prove the value of paying farmers and ranchers for stewardship practices that deliver public value through carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas reduction, improved soil health, water quality, water conservation, and other environmental services.
Beekeeping course available online
For people interested in learning about the practice or brushing up on their skills, the Cooperative Extension Service’s new online beekeeping course provides information about the tools, costs and safety precautions involved.
Field day to address drought’s effects on cattle, forage
Though the rain has eased the dry conditions, nearly two-thirds of Arkansas still had some form of drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s Sept. 15 update.
Shade Trees on Playgrounds program accepting applications through Oct. 3
Selected schools receive up to five native shade trees, mulch, watering supplies, and planting guidelines, through grant funding provided by the U.S. Forest Service.