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Agricultural Policy Class Visits Southern Tenant Farmers Museum

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Professor Bert Greenwalt and 32 students from the A-State Agricultural Policy class toured the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) Museum in Tyronza, AR on September 18, 2018. The STFU was organized in Tyronza in 1934 in response to the economic hardships of the Great Depression. By 1938 the STFU had grown to over 35,000 members and had moved its headquarters to Memphis. As an integrated organization in which women played a prominent role, the STFU provided an example for the post-WWII civil rights and women's movements.  Museum Director Linda Hinton also made a presentation about the Dyess Colony, which was established in Mississippi County by the Federal Government to help dispossessed farmers during the Great Depression. The Dyess Colony was the boyhood home of Johnny Cash and is part of the ASU Heritage Sites program. More information on the STFU and the Dyess Colony is available at http://stfm.astate.edu/ and http://dyesscash.astate.edu/.

Baling Hay on the Farm

Pictured running A-State Farm's baler, Dale McClelland gets the job done on a hot Arkansas day during last week in June, getting our hay ready to use on the farm and sell to our community.

Dale Farm Hay Blaer

Soil Health Research Group Tours Arkansas Delta Farms

Pictured at Carwell Farms in Cherry Valley, part of the soil health research group tour discusses research needs with Bill and Brett Carwell. Folks from A-State, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, UofA Fayetteville, and UofA Extension were all part of the tour group. Other farmers visited were: Ellis Bell in Forrest City, Mikey Taylor in Helena, Adam Chappell in Cotton Plant, Robby Beavis in Lonoke, Steve Stevens in Dumas.

Group standing in field 2018

Arkansas Academy of Science at A-State!

Arkansas Academy of Science (AAS) 102nd annual conference at the Arkansas State University-Jonesboro campus was held on April 6-7, 2018. This is the oldest state organization of its type and was hosted on our campus after a gap of 14 years. Pictured below is Dr. Brett Savary with his research findings.


Sexual Assault Awareness Week 2018

Sexual Assault Awareness Week 2018

Abigail Jorgenson, Ms. Qubie Greer and Astrid Pineda Stringfellow sport their t-shirts during sexual assault awareness week April 2nd-6th.

Pack Fact Walk 2018

The inaugural "Pack Fact Walk" on March 13, 2018, brought the campus together to emphasize our Pack Pact. The one-mile walk was an opportunity to bring us all together to continue raising awareness of the problem of sexual assault. Pictured are Dean Burcham with Astrid Pineda Stringfellow and Abigail Jorgenson.

CoAT Students attend Arkansas Women in Agriculture Convention

 AR Women in Ag Convention 2018

Six students represented the A-State College of Agriculture & Technology at the Arkansas Women in Agriculture convention in North Little Rock on March 13-14.  Emma Johnson and Dakota Williams served as volunteer assistants at the event.  Victoria Davis, Samantha Davis, Jessica Krob, and Candace Helms attended program sessions on topics including agricultural careers, agri tourism, and the farm bill.  The trip was funded by the A-State Agribusiness Club and the L.E. Brinkley Endowment for Student Development.(Pictured Left to Right): Samantha Davis, Victoria Davis, Emma Johnson, Jessica Krob

Way to go, ladies!

Dr. Tina Gray Teague Named Conservationist of the Year!

Teague conservationist of year award

Dr. Tina Gray Teague, professor of agricultural research, was honored at the annual Soil and Water Education Conference as Conservationist of the Year. She received the in recognition of her longtime work with the annual conference, which she first organized about 20 years ago, as a means for participating agri professionals to obtain continuing education units. She also co-authored a poster for the conference irrigation expo. Congrats, Dr. Teague!

McAfee brings gifts to College of Ag & Tech!

On January 23, 2018, Ag Alum Jerry D. McAfee visited Dr. Burcham at the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology along with friends, Rev. Ron Martin and Burnis M. Posey, bearing beautiful gifts! McAfee was a graduate of A-State’s College of Ag in 1966 and obtained his MSA here in 1967. McAfee is now the owner of McAfee’s Wood Burning Art in Lake City, Arkansas. McAfee donated a beautiful wood burned agriculture mural. Stop by the Dean’s office where the artwork is displayed.


Our Fabulous Technology Faculty and Howl

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Ren with Howl at Senior Preview Day on November 4th

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Agribusiness Club & Collegiate Farm Bureau at Riceland FOods!

The A-State Agribusiness Club and Collegiate Farm Bureau toured the Riceland Foods rice mill in Jonesboro on October 26, 2017. A farmer-owned cooperative, Riceland annually processes about 25% of the U.S. rice crop which is produced by 5.500 farmer-members. Twenty-five percent of Riceland’s business is in the export market. Instructor Mark Jordan and Professor Bert Greenwalt accompanied the students.

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Shumway Helps Develop Online Plant Reference

Shumway Plant Reference Picture

Dr. Cal Shumway, associate professor of agronomy, collaborated with two weed scientists from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture to develop an online reference for agriculture professionals and homeowners. To help determine if plants have been injured by herbicides, one can consult the Herbicide Injury Database and view photos and cross-referenced data the researchers have collected over two decades. Details are in a news article on The Pine Bluff Commercial website.


Graduates ready for career advancement

Over the past 100 years, A-State has evolved from a regional school of agricultural instruction to a comprehensive university. The College of Agriculture and Technology has also evolved throughout the years. While education is still our primary mission, we also have extensive public outreach programming and research activities.

We prepare our graduates for entry and career advancement in the food, fiber, and natural resources industry, which involves production (farming), agribusiness and value-added processing, public service and rural leadership; and for entry and advancement in the manufacturing and industrial technology industries.

We offer both undergraduate and master’s degrees within the college, and we participate in doctoral education through the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences and Molecular Biosciences programs.

Want A Job? Study Food and Agriculture

According to an article on the Forbes magazine website,

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that over the next five years the annual demand for college graduates in agriculture and food industries will be 57,900 jobs per year. Unfortunately, American agricultural colleges  . . . will only be producing about 35,400 graduates per year."

Horticulture Fall Sale at the Greenhouses extended!

Continuation of our fall Plant Sale will be Tuesday 10/9 and Thursday 10/11 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Horticulture greenhouses (just south of the Ag building). We will have Yellow Pansies available as well as Mums & Flowering Kale. Come out and show your support for our Horticulture department!

Click HERE for photos and pricing of plants for sale
Cash and check only please!

Fall Petting Zoo at the Farm!

The Fall Petting Zoo will be held Saturday, October 27th at the A-State Farm from 10am - 2pm!
Click HERE to see the flyer

Agribusiness Conference ~ February 13, 2019

Agribusiness Conference
February 13, 2019
First National Bank Arena
Info and registration contact: AState_Agribus_Conf@astate.edu

Farmers' Market

ASU Farmers' Market

Saturday Market has begun! Open from 7am - 1pm every Saturday through the end of October.

Tuesday Market also runs now through August.

The A-State Regional Farmers' Market is a non-profit entity for the purpose of developing and operating a locally owned and operated farmers' market in Jonesboro and the surrounding area.

Visit their website >>
LimeBike now at A-State!

LimeBike & Dr. Burcham

Rent one of A-State's LimeBikes from anywhere on campus! Just download the app, find a bike nearest you, put in your credit card info, scan the bike's barcode and be on your way! Each bike has a convenient basket for your books and features for your safety.

Arkansas State becomes the first university in the Mid-South to welcome LimeBike onto its campus. As the first Bicycle Friendly University in Arkansas, A-State enhances its position with the addition of the commuter bicycles to its current recreational bike share at the Red WOLF Center.

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