Two A-State Students Awarded with prestigious FFA American Degree at National Convention!
The week of October 22-27th more than 67,000 FFA members and over 400 exhibiting companies gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo. Each year members gather to wrap up a hard year of work. Some students in college return to convention to receive the highest honor and FFA member can receive, the American FFA Degree. Hannah Reynolds, a Sophomore majoring in Ag Education from the Sikeston FFA chapter in Missouri, and Brenna Cannon, Past Arkansas FFA State Vice President and a Sophomore double majoring in Plant and Soil Science and Ag Business from the Mountain Home FFA chapter, were two of the 4,255 members to receive their American Degree on Saturday, October 27th. The American FFA Degree is awarded each year to less than one percent of FFA members, making it one of the organization's highest honors. Congrats, ladies! We are all so very proud of you!
Hannah Reynold pictured with her parents, Amy and James Reynolds.
Brenna Cannon pictured with her Ag teacher from Jr. High, Jacquie Albright, and her High School Ag teacher, Josh Baker.
Dr. Elizabeth Hood awarded with Woman of the Year
Dr. Elizabeth Hood has been selected by Business & Professional Women at Arkansas State University (BPW at A-State) as one of two women to be honored as Women of the Year. Please help us congratulate Dr. Hood on this prestigious award!
Agricultural Policy Class Visits Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
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.
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.
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.
CoAT Students attend Arkansas Women in Agriculture Convention
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!
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!