Vaccinating Young Livestock Against Disease is Affordable, Practical

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Whether raising sheep or cattle, livestock producers should always plan on vaccinating their young animals, 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. The price of…

Food Safety Training for Producers June 5 at UAPB

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Producers can attend a food safety training on Tuesday, June 5 to learn how to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The workshop, sponsored by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA), will be held at the 1890 Extension Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine…

EQIP Assistance Available to Install Forestry Conservation Practices; Sign-up Deadline June 15

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Socially disadvantaged forest landowners in seven southwest Arkansas counties can now sign up for financial assistance to install forestry conservation practices that can help better their land’s sustainability and profitability. Potential conservation practices offered through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) include forest stand improvement, prescribed burnings…

Electric fencing can increase pasture utilization and save money for livestock producers

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences When left to their own devices, livestock can be picky eaters, 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. Animals allowed to graze freely over an…

Manage Blood Pressure Through Regular Monitoring, Lifestyle Changes

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and becoming better informed about high blood pressure can help Arkansans lead healthier lives, says Teresa Henson, Extension specialist II – nutrition outreach coordinator for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 1890 Cooperative Extension Program. “High blood pressure…