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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

Four Agricultural and Extension Education Grad Students Earn NACTA Recognition

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Patterson Hillaire, Kylie Hackworth, Katie Dobbins and Shaylee Wallace, all agricultural and extension education master's degree students, were recognized for teaching and poster presentations.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Agricultural and Extension Education Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology

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

Two Agribusiness Master's Students Successfully Defend Theses

Monday, July 01, 2019

Simon Codjo and Glory Okpiaifo, graduate students in agricultural economics and agribusiness in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, successfully defended their theses.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Graduate School Academic Affairs Agriculture Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

U of A Student Researcher Wins National Poster Competition

Friday, June 21, 2019

Gina Riggio, a doctoral student in the cell and molecular biology program, won first place in the student poster competition during a national water conference earlier this month.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Graduate School Agriculture Food & Nutrition Natural Environment Research & Innovation Food Science

Research Into Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry Takes International Stage

Friday, June 21, 2019

Professors Jeff Luckstead and Lanier Nalley of Bumpers College and a colleague from Kansas State found that a modest price increase could eliminate the need for child labor in Ghana.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture International Research & Innovation Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

AECT's Graham Named Top Educator by American Association for Agricultural Education

Friday, June 21, 2019

Donna L. Graham, University Professor of agricultural education, has been named the nation's Outstanding Agricultural Educator by the American Association for Agricultural Education.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Points of Pride Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology

Marcy Named 2019 Industry Leader of the Year by TPF Poultry and Egg Executives

Thursday, June 20, 2019

John Marcy, extension specialist and professor at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, was named the "2019 Industry Leader of the Year" by The Poultry Federation

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Events Poultry Science

Food Science Doctoral Student Earns Grape and Wine Scholarships for Arkansas Grape Research

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sarah Mayfield, a doctoral student in food science, has earned three national scholarships from organizations that support the grape and wine industry.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Graduate School Agriculture Awards Research & Innovation Food Science

Egan Researching How Cells Maintain Health by Repairing Damaged Proteins

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Martin Egan is researching how cells conduct their own quality control, moving damaged proteins to a control area for later repair or removal.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Agriculture Awards Education Health Research & Innovation Science Plant Pathology
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