Field Day Bonus: Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth luncheon speaker and tractor show

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth will be the luncheon speaker at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day, June 27, at the UAPB Agriculture Research Station.

In addition to hearing from the mayor and getting the latest updates on numerous research projects ranging from the sweet potato foundation seed project to the effectiveness of herb plants as pest barriers on vegetables from UAPB researchers and scientists, those at Field Day will be treated to an antique tractor show.

The Central Arkansas Two Cylinder Club and the Central Arkansas Antique Machinery and Historical Society of Grant County have teamed up for an antique tractor show. Approximately, 10 tractors will be in the show.

“Restoring antique tractors is a lot of hard work; our reward is showing them off. We especially enjoy coming to UAPB because of the hospitality extended to us,” says Larry Harrington of the Central Arkansas Antique Machinery and Historical Society.

Area growers will have produce for sale. Growers wanting to sell produce should contact Vince Wiley at (870) 413-8060.

Lunch will be provided by Tyson Foods, Inc. but only with a ticket included with registration materials. On-site registration ends at 10:30 a.m.

The field day begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration at the tent at the Agriculture Research Center on Oliver Road, off University Drive. Tractor tours begin at 9 a.m. with the last tour at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is requested to aid in planning. To pre-register, contact Margaret Taylor at taylorml@uapb.edu or (870) 575-7144.

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