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Arkansas group names UArk NERREC director Engineer of the Year

tim burcham pipes

The new Engineer of the Year for the Arkansas Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers says he’d glad to have traded his suits and dress shoes for muddy boots and dungarees. Tim Burcham, director of the Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center, or NERREC, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture was honored in ... Read More »

New scholarship honors retiring UArk Extension director Rick Cartwright

rick cartwright with big check

Friends and employees of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture honored outgoing Cooperative Extension Service director Rick Cartwright June 26 with a $40,000 scholarship endowment created and named in honor of him and his wife, Lynette. The Rick and Lynette Cartwright Scholarship Endowment will be managed by the Arkansas 4-H Foundation. Proceeds from the endowment will fund future ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter reorganizes parish agents to improve sustainability

Kurt Guidry

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” so the proverb goes. Faced with tight budgets, the Louisiana State University AgCenter needed to take a hard look at Extension agents in its parishes and invent a more sustainable way to provide services to its clientele. “Our hope is to get to a level from a budget standpoint where we’re much more sustainable,” ... Read More »