Leon Jones, Jr.

Alumnus Leon Jones, Jr. among recipients of StateScoop 50 award

Leon Jones, Jr., Director of the Arkansas Department of Labor has been awarded a 2018 StateScoop 50 Award for State Leadership. The 2018 winners of the StateScoop 50 award – which annually highlights the best and brightest in the state IT community were announced in Baltimore, Maryland, at the beginning of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ mid-year conference. The awards,…

Arkansas Producers Optimize Farm Operations Through EQIP Assistance

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Cost-share assistance funded through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) can go a long way in bringing the farm operations of small producers in Arkansas from good to great, says Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.…

May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Rachel Luckett, Extension specialist-nutrition for the Cooperative Extension Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, says Arkansans can start to cope with the challenges of allergies by…

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C. Taylor to deliver spring commencement address

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Spring 2018 commencement exercises. The free, public event will be held Saturday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Arena. Taylor is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource…

Matthew Fields

UAPB art and design student to intern at the Smithsonian Institution

Junior art and design major Matthew Fields, a native of St. Louis, will be spending his Summer at the Smithsonian Institution in America’s Capitol as a participant in their Undergraduate Conservation Internship program. Introduced to him by the UAPB Office of Career Services, Fields will be attending a 10-week conservation internship at the American Art…

Weed Control in Pastures Ensures Better Grazing for Livestock

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences In Arkansas, one farmer’s weed is another farmer’s favorite forage, says Dr. David Fernandez, Extension livestock specialist and interim assistant dean of academic programs for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences. “Many cattle producers in southern Arkansas brag about…