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LITTLE ROCK — Heifer USA, the U.S.-based arm of Heifer International, announced the launch of the Heifer Ranch Center for Regenerative Agriculture, highlighting Heifer's commitment to assist small-scale farmers in adopting science-based, environmentally friendly and climate-smart practices. The 1200-acre working ranch in Perryville, is 45 minutes from Heifer International's primary headquarters in Little Rock. more
Governor Asa Hutchinson had some fun with turkeys last week, and took the opportunity to highlight the state’s achievements in turkey production and proclaim Nov. 20-26 as Arkansas Turkey Week and issued two pardons. more
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has added the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Tollett Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (Tollett lab) in Fayetteville as a branch lab through the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) to enhance the State’s official surveillance programs for diseases that threaten poultry. The Tollett lab’s designation as a branch lab of the Department of Agriculture was approved by NAHLN on November 9. more
Ginny Hulsey kept the delivery men very busy the past few weeks delivering more than 60 cartons of books to her home. more
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the annual Arkansas School Garden Grant Program and Arkansas Taste Test Grant Program to help schools start or … more
Project WILD is an education program rooted in nature that helps educators bring the outdoors to their students. Participants learn about the natural world with hands-on experience they can pass on to their students. Participants will earn six ADE Professional Development hours and receive a curriculum guide with over 150 lessons. Admission is free. The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday, Dec. 3. more
The Boone County Extension Office hosted the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days with around 400 fourth grade … more
LITTLE ROCK -- Heifer International announced that Heifer Impact Capital (HIC) has recently closed a loan to Pachamama Coffee Cooperative (PCC) to support a significant expansion of its U.S. retail footprint, through which the cooperatives' smallholder coffee growers in Latin America and Africa market their products. more
BROOKLYN, N.Y. AP — The world's largest organic vertical farming company, Upward Farms, has unveiled a resealable packaging design for its line of USDA certified organic microgreens. Upward Farms' new resealable packaging is now available at Whole Foods Market locations across New York and New Jersey, as well as DeCicco's & Sons, Westside Market, Union Market, Foodtown, Morton Williams, D'Agostino's and Gristedes. more
The Boone County Extension hosted the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days with around 400 fourth grade students from area county schools. The two day event was held at the fairgrounds and the students learned safety aspects from numerous qualified teachers. more
If you're planning a new bed for perennials, ground covers, shrubs or trees to plant next spring, begin by creating a good foundation. It's easier to improve soil before plants are in place, so the time to do so is now. First, get rid of weeds. Then test your soil for pH and amend it if necessary for the plants you're planning there. If you're lucky enough to have fallen leaves on your property, push a thin layer of them into garden beds and spread them with a rake. Then put some well-sourced, unsterilized compost over the leaves. Contrary to traditional beliefs, there's no need to till. Tilling can do more harm than good. more
LITTLE ROCK – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a Federal Order for the expansion of quarantine areas for the existing imported fire ant quarantine areas in Arkansas. more
The Newton County Extension Service is having a Pesticide Applicator Training course for those that need to apply or re-certify for their restricted use pesticide license. This training is mandatory prior to using restricted use pesticides in Arkansas. The cost of the training will be $20. The training will be held at the Newton County Extension office in Jasper on Thursday November 3, at 6 p.m. more
The Boone County Extension hosted the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days with around 400 fourth grade students from area county schools. The two day event was held at the fairgrounds and the … more
LITTLE ROCK — Governor Asa Hutchinson, state legislative members, agriculture industry leaders, and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture announced approval of the state meat inspection … more
Editor’s Note: Adam Willis, Newton County Extension Agent Staff Chair shares a newsletter from Associate Center Director of Extension and Extension Poultry Health Veterinarian F.D. Clark, DVM, … more
Arkansas farmers and landowners have until Nov. 4 to sign up for financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2023 year, says Dr. Henry English, head of … more
Beautiful round hay bales dotted the fields of a farm along Highway 7 South by the water tower on Bunker Road. more
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division has extended the application deadline for the 20-year anniversary of the Shade Trees on Playgrounds (STOP) program … more
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward joined the Arkansas Department of Agriculture in inducting 37 additional Arkansas farms into the Arkansas … more
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