Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Science
Arkansas State Sen. Stephanie Flowers will be the luncheon speaker at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day, Sept. 8, at the UAPB Agriculture Research Station on Oliver Road, off University Drive.
Sen. Flowers was elected to the Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2012. She serves District 25, which includes parts of Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, Monroe and Phillips counties.
In the current 89th General Assembly, Sen. Flowers is chairman of the Senate Children and Youth Committee and the Arkansas Legislative Council-Charitable, Penal and Correctional Institutions. During the 88th General Assembly, she served as vice chairman of Senate Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development.
A native of Pine Bluff, Sen. Flowers is an attorney and daughter of the late attorney W. Harold Flowers and educator Margaret Brown Flowers.
Field day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks at 8:30 a.m. Tours begin at 9 a.m. with the last tour at 10:30 a.m. UAPB research scientists and Extension specialists will present current research and demonstration projects to attendees.
Research and demonstration topics include crops and weed control for organic rice, local food production systems, natural treatments for parasites in goats and sweetpotato seed production. Other topics include the use of honeybees as pollinators, soil quality under cover crops and southern cowpea varieties.
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.