UAPB Graduate Student Wins Aquaculture/Fisheries Awards for Research on Sunshine Bass Diets

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Katie McCann, a graduate student of aquaculture/fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), recently won awards from two of the most prominent national aquaculture and fisheries associations. She received both the awards for her research on minimizing the use of fish meal in the…

Ranchers: April is Time to Get Spring-calving Beef Heifers Ready to Breed

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences In April, calving season is in full swing, and livestock producers should start thinking about the upcoming breeding season, 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,…

Celery: A Nutritious, Versatile Vegetable that can be Cooked or Eaten Raw

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences April is National Fresh Celery Month, and Arkansans can mark the occasion by taking advantage of the vegetable’s special flavor when cooking soups, stews, pot roasts or vegetable stocks, Marilyn Burch, Extension associate-foods and nutrition for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), said. “Celery is…

Rotational grazing: An effective way to reduce parasites in sheep, goats

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Spring weather can mean new challenges for sheep and goat producers, 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. Warm, humid weather creates conditions favorable to…

High Tunnel Training Set for April 10

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Using high tunnels to extend the growing season is the theme of High Tunnel Training set for Wednesday April 10, at the S.J. Parker 1890 Extension Complex on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) campus. Aimed at fruit and vegetable growers, gardeners and…

Arkansas Seniors: Proper Dietary Planning Helps Ensure Health

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Arkansans 65 years and older should make sure their diet is appropriate for their aging bodies, Easter H. Tucker, interim family and consumer sciences program leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. “As people age, their nutrition requirements change,” she said. “It’s important that…