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From the Editors – Spring/Summer 2014

From the Editors Summer 2014

What’s New – Spring/Summer 2014

2013 Farm Family of the Year, public water issues, Soils of Arkansas book

Record yields: Arkansas shows records for all major crops

Arkansas farmers can’t be blamed if they seemed optimistic going into the 2014 growing season, having set records in five crops in 2013 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Cooperative Extension Service centennial celebration: Delivering practical knowledge backed by leading-edge research for more than 100 years!

1914 was an important year for agriculture in the United States. That year, the Smith-Lever Act went into effect, creating an educational force that would change agriculture forever.

Arkansas Biosciences Institute: Targeted Division of Agriculture research is improving public health

Research to fight childhood obesity, unlock the power of tree oils to fight staph infections and create biosensors to detect E. coli by University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture scientists is flourishing thanks in part to a lawsuit.

A way to grow: Arkansas Food Innovation

Arkansas Food Innovation slices and dices a path for new businesses.

Welcome home: The cooperative extension service unveils its new website

Find what you want to know faster and from any device on the newly launched University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service site, www.uaex.edu.

Variety testing: Trusted results

Variety testing is conducted on all Division research and extension centers and research stations around the state. The program relies on Division employees of those stations and centers who do most of the groundwork.

Ask the Experts – Spring/Summer 2014

Have a question for our Experts? Send questions to: askexperts@uaex.edu

Endnotes – Spring/Summer 2014

Arkansas 4-H One Day of Service, Lyell Thompson , UA Division of Ag dedicates boardroom to Welch, Local Foods highlighted

Arkansas is our campus

Changing lives, changing communities

Careers that matter: Spring/Summer 2014

We are preparing students to be leaders of tomorrow in the businesses of foods, family and the environment.

Arkansas Rice Expo