Dr. Brenda Martin selected for NIFA visiting scholars program in Washington D.C.

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Dr. Brenda Martin, chair of the Department of Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, was recently selected to participate in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Visiting Scholars Program, hosted by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at its headquarters in…

Funds Available for Purchase of Water Meters

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Beginning July 1, funds became available to land owners in Jefferson County for the purchase of water meters on wells and surface water pumping facilities. Approval for funding is on a first come, first serve basis and limited to available funding, said Dr. Henry English,…

Application deadline July 20 for Keeping it in the Family project to assist socially disadvantaged forest landowners

Debbie Archer | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has allocated $300,000 of EQIP funds to assist with the implementation of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Keeping it in the Family (KIITF) project. The deadline to apply for assistance is July 20. The…

UAPB researchers study distribution of fish species endemic to Strawberry River

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence are currently studying the distribution and abundance of the Strawberry darter, a rare fish endemic to the Strawberry River drainage in north central Arkansas. The fish was identified as one of the species most…

Graduate students from Guyana pursue degrees in agricultural regulations at UAPB

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Three students from the South American country of Guyana are currently pursuing master’s degrees in agricultural regulations from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In addition to regular coursework, they are fulfilling graduate assistantships through work on a UAPB project intended to increase the availability of…

Portion control: hallmark of a healthy eating lifestyle

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences When it comes to weight loss and healthy eating habits, it is easy to underestimate the importance of portion control, says Rachel Luckett, Extension specialist-nutrition leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. By practicing mindfulness at the dinner table, individuals can maximize the health benefits…