Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture to Speak at UAPB Field Day Luncheon

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences


Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward

Wes Ward, Arkansas secretary of agriculture, will be the luncheon speaker at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day, August 25, at the Small Farm Outreach-Wetlands and Water Management Center (SFO-WWMC) near Lonoke.

The Lake City, Arkansas native has an agriculture business degree from Arkansas State University. He obtained his law degree and a masters in agriculture and food law from the University of Arkansas. Besides serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 15 years, which included deployments to Afghanistan and Jordan, he worked as field coordinator for Congressman Rick Crawford doing agricultural outreach and as an adjunct law professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Also on the luncheon program are Mike Sullivan, state conservationist; and Doris Washington, director of the National Water Management Center, both with the National Resources Conservation Service.

The field day gets underway at 7:30 a.m. with registration and welcoming remarks at 8:30 a.m. Field tours begin at 9 a.m. with the last tour at 11 a.m.

The SFO-WWMC is located at 235 O’Cain Road, off Hwy 31, about 2.8 miles from the I-40 Lonoke Exit 175. For more information on field day or if you have special needs, contact Julius Handcock at (501) 676-1534 or Dr. Leslie Glover at (870) 575-8828 or

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Program offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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