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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Extension Economist-Risk Management


  • M.S., Agribusiness Management, Mississippi State University
  • B.S.A., Agriculture, Arkansas State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Commodity Futures Markets

Research Interests

  • Economic Analysis of Arkansas Wheat, Corn, and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Programs
  • Multi-year Analysis of Arkansas Grain Basis


Mr. Stiles is a native of Arkansas, and grew up on a cotton and soybean farm in Lee County. He received a B.S. degree in agribusiness and economics at Arkansas State University in 1993. He earned a M.S. degree in agribusiness management at Mississippi State University in 1995. From 1996 through 1998, he was employed with Farm Credit Services of Eastern Arkansas and Farm Credit of Southwest Florida as a commercial lender providing working capital, intermediate term, and mortgage credit to agriculture producers and agribusinesses.

Scott joined the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in 1999 and is based at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a 100 percent extension appointment. He provides individual assistance to row crop producers in the areas of farm management, commodity marketing, and agriculture policy. Scott publishes the University of Arkansas Extension wheat budgets, speaks extensively throughout eastern Arkansas on commodity markets, and is a contributing writer for many farm publications.