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Revised EPA Worker Protection Standard protects Arkansas’ agricultural workforce

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Agricultural workers and handlers of pesticides can expect increased protections from pesticide exposure in 2017, Shaun Francis, Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. Under the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Worker Protection Standard (WPS) that took effect on Jan. 2,…

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Keeping it in the Family Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Meeting Set for Dec. 13 in Hope

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences The second Keeping it in the Family Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention informational meeting is set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Antioch Baptist Church, 799 Hwy. 332 East, Hope, Arkansas. Joe Friend, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff forester with the Sustainable Forestry and African…

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Dr. Mamie Parker receives American Fisheries Society award for promoting diversity in fisheries

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Dr. Mamie Parker, an alumna of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, was recently awarded the Emmeline Moore Prize by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) at its annual meeting held this year in Kansas City, Missouri. According to the AFS, the Emmeline Moore Prize recognizes the…