Rural Life Conference Set for March 4

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

_MG_0012The 60th Rural Life Conference will be Friday, March 4, at the Isaac S. Hathaway -John M. Howard Fine Arts Center on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the opening session at 8:45 a.m. The conference theme is “Sustainable, Healthy and Profitable Rural Development.”

Sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences, this year’s conference features eight workshops, a poster session highlighting research projects and exhibits by governmental and community agencies.

Dr. Craig Tucker, research leader, Warm Water Aquaculture Research Unit of U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be the morning speaker and deliver the S.A. Haley Memorial Lecture. Kasey Taylor, UAPB alumna and Natural Resources Conservation Service Delaware state conservationist, will be the luncheon speaker. The luncheon will be at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Preregistration is requested of everyone even though the conference is free to producers, homemakers and retirees. The cost of professionals and agency personnel is $50; after Feb. 19, $75. To preregister or for more information, contact Delila Thurman at (870) 575-8968 or thurmand@uapb.edu.

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