Agricultural Policy Class Visits Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
Professor Bert Greenwalt and 32 students from the A-State Agricultural Policy class toured the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU) Museum in Tyronza, AR on September 18, 2018. The STFU was organized in Tyronza in 1934 in response to the economic hardships of the Great Depression. By 1938 the STFU had grown to over 35,000 members and had moved its headquarters to Memphis. As an integrated organization in which women played a prominent role, the STFU provided an example for the post-WWII civil rights and women's movements. Museum Director Linda Hinton also made a presentation about the Dyess Colony, which was established in Mississippi County by the Federal Government to help dispossessed farmers during the Great Depression. The Dyess Colony was the boyhood home of Johnny Cash and is part of the ASU Heritage Sites program. More information on the STFU and the Dyess Colony is available at http://stfm.astate.edu/ and http://dyesscash.astate.edu/.
Baling Hay on the Farm
Pictured running A-State Farm's baler, Dale McClelland gets the job done on a hot Arkansas day during last week in June, getting our hay ready to use on the farm and sell to our community.
Soil Health Research Group Tours Arkansas Delta Farms
Pictured at Carwell Farms in Cherry Valley, part of the soil health research group tour discusses research needs with Bill and Brett Carwell. Folks from A-State, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, UofA Fayetteville, and UofA Extension were all part of the tour group. Other farmers visited were: Ellis Bell in Forrest City, Mikey Taylor in Helena, Adam Chappell in Cotton Plant, Robby Beavis in Lonoke, Steve Stevens in Dumas.
Arkansas Academy of Science at A-State!
Arkansas Academy of Science (AAS) 102nd annual conference at the Arkansas State University-Jonesboro campus was held on April 6-7, 2018. This is the oldest state organization of its type and was hosted on our campus after a gap of 14 years. Pictured below is Dr. Brett Savary with his research findings.
Sexual Assault Awareness Week 2018
Abigail Jorgenson, Ms. Qubie Greer and Astrid Pineda Stringfellow sport their t-shirts during sexual assault awareness week April 2nd-6th.
The inaugural "Pack Fact Walk" on March 13, 2018, brought the campus together to emphasize our Pack Pact. The one-mile walk was an opportunity to bring us all together to continue raising awareness of the problem of sexual assault. Pictured are Dean Burcham with Astrid Pineda Stringfellow and Abigail Jorgenson.
CoAT Students attend Arkansas Women in Agriculture Convention
Six students represented the A-State College of Agriculture & Technology at the Arkansas Women in Agriculture convention in North Little Rock on March 13-14. Emma Johnson and Dakota Williams served as volunteer assistants at the event. Victoria Davis, Samantha Davis, Jessica Krob, and Candace Helms attended program sessions on topics including agricultural careers, agri tourism, and the farm bill. The trip was funded by the A-State Agribusiness Club and the L.E. Brinkley Endowment for Student Development.(Pictured Left to Right): Samantha Davis, Victoria Davis, Emma Johnson, Jessica Krob
Way to go, ladies!
Dr. Tina Gray Teague Named Conservationist of the Year!
Dr. Tina Gray Teague, professor of agricultural research, was honored at the annual Soil and Water Education Conference as Conservationist of the Year. She received the in recognition of her longtime work with the annual conference, which she first organized about 20 years ago, as a means for participating agri professionals to obtain continuing education units. She also co-authored a poster for the conference irrigation expo. Congrats, Dr. Teague!
McAfee brings gifts to College of Ag & Tech!
On January 23, 2018, Ag Alum Jerry D. McAfee visited Dr. Burcham at the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology along with friends, Rev. Ron Martin and Burnis M. Posey, bearing beautiful gifts! McAfee was a graduate of A-State’s College of Ag in 1966 and obtained his MSA here in 1967. McAfee is now the owner of McAfee’s Wood Burning Art in Lake City, Arkansas. McAfee donated a beautiful wood burned agriculture mural. Stop by the Dean’s office where the artwork is displayed.
Our Fabulous Technology Faculty and Howl
Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Ren with Howl at Senior Preview Day on November 4th
Agribusiness Club & Collegiate Farm Bureau at Riceland FOods!
The A-State Agribusiness Club and Collegiate Farm Bureau toured the Riceland Foods rice mill in Jonesboro on October 26, 2017. A farmer-owned cooperative, Riceland annually processes about 25% of the U.S. rice crop which is produced by 5.500 farmer-members. Twenty-five percent of Riceland’s business is in the export market. Instructor Mark Jordan and Professor Bert Greenwalt accompanied the students.