During National Strawberry Month, Pick, Eat Fresh Strawberries

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences May is National Strawberry Month and Arkansans can mark the occasion by picking fresh strawberries, says Teresa Henson, Extension specialist II – nutrition outreach coordinator for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 1890 Cooperative Extension Program. Traveling to a pick-your-own farm to pick fresh strawberries can…

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…

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…

Signup Begins May 1 for Emergency Conservation Program

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Stop! If you are a farmer or rancher and can hardly wait to begin cleanup after recent flooding, don’t do it. It could cost you money. Jefferson County has been approved for Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) assistance due to the flooding in February and March.…