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McWhirt Named Among 40 under 40 by Horticulture Industry Magazines

Monday, August 05, 2019

Amanda McWhirt, extension commercial horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has been named among the 2019 Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Horticulture

Arkansas Peach Wins First, Second Place in Premier Alabama Festival

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mark Knight wasn't even considering entering a white-fleshed peach in the Chilton County Peach Festival contest in Alabama this year. His daughters talked him into it. On the morning of the contest, Knight had harvested some White County peaches, a variety developed by professors in the University of Arkansas Bumpers College and researchers in the U of A System Division of Agriculture fruit-breeding program. They looked good, and they proved to be blue ribbon peaches.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Outreach Horticulture

Extension Horticulturist Wins ISHS award

Friday, July 12, 2019

Amanda McWhirt, extension horticulture crops specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, earned the honor during the society's Rubus and Ribes Symposium in June.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards International Horticulture

Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences Students Win SASHS Awards; McDonald Top Educator

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Students Virginia Beasley, Autumn Brown, Max Mckeown, David Su and Josh Tebow each won first in their divisions, and Garry McDonald was honored with the Distinguished Educator Award.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Horticulture

Horticulture Head MacKay Becomes Food Systems Leadership Institute Fellow

Friday, December 07, 2018

Wayne Mackay, department head and professor of horticulture, has been named a Fellow of the Food Systems Leadership Institute.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Appointments Points of Pride Food Science Horticulture
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