UAPB forestry program keeps family land sustainable, profitable

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences The ownership of U.S. farmland by African-Americans peaked in 1910, but has steadily declined for the past hundred years, said Kandi Williams, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention (SFLR) Program coordinator. UAPB is currently working to slow down and reverse…

Feb. 28 to Sign Up for Crop Insurance

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Feb. 28 is the deadline for Arkansas producers to make all crop decisions for spring crops. Dr. Henry English, director of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, reminds growers that they have until Feb. 28 to apply for Whole…

Fruit pruning demonstration Feb. 23 at UAPB

A fruit pruning demonstration will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s S.J. Parker 1890 Extension Complex auditorium at the corner of Oliver Road and L.A. “Prexy” Davis Drive. The workshop is sponsored by the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, Master Gardeners of Jefferson County and UAPB’s Cooperative Extension…

Dr. Grace Theresa Nicholas Ramena Joins Aquaculture/Fisheries Center at UAPB

Debbie Archer | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Dr. Grace Theresa Nicholas Ramena has been appointed as assistant professor of fish pathology for the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In this position she will develop a productive research program including both biotechnological and applied aspects of fish health…