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Agribusiness Conference

Established in 1995, the A-State Agribusiness Conference provides current information on the trends and issues which are affecting agriculture. The conference annually attracts over five hundred guests from five states, and its programs have featured over 150 agricultural and business speakers, including American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman, former Secretaries of Agriculture Earl Butz and Dan Glickman, and ABC News correspondent John Stossel. Nationally syndicated farm broadcasters Orion Samuelson, Al Pell, and Ken Root have also appeared on the program.

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Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference

The goal of the Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference is to educate farmers, producers, consultants, policy makers, students, and others with a vested interest in soil and water management about current issues and management practices in the area of soil and water management and conservation. This one day conference is appropriate for farmers, agriculture/crop consultants, environmental scientists and activists, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) workers, government officials, and students.

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Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo

In the Fall of 2006, the College of Agriculture began a free petting zoo on our farm at our beef barn facility. What began as a once per year event has now become seasonal staple of our community. The petting zoo was created to allow for more interaction between our small visitors and a larger assortment of animals. 

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New Ground Newsletter

New Ground, the official newsletter of the College of Agriculture since 2006, is written by current students of the college.  We had so much to say that we recently expanded it from 6 pages to 8 pages and we still feel we’re a bit short on space! Each issue features a special message from the Dean, articles about college events, a calendar of important dates, and news about featured alumni. The newsletter is free and released at the end of each semester. If you would like to be put on the mailing list or have the newsletter emailed to you, please email your information to Dr. Greg Phillips.  

If you have news regarding an alumnus that we may be unaware of, please share the details with us and we’ll try to incorporate it into an upcoming issue. Keep in touch with New Ground!

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Renewable Energy Conference

The goal of the Renewable Energy Conference is to promote awareness related to the development of renewable energy within state and the region. This conference features invited speakers from industry, research, outreach, and education communities in the emerging areas of renewable energy, sustainability and energy conservation and efficiency. Past sponsors of this conference include Clean Line Energy partners, Craighead electric cooperative and CenterPoint Energy.

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If you are an alumnus of our college, please make sure we have your current contact information. Feel free to email us your story, latest news, or request to be signed up for our New Grounds Newsletter.