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A pair of Arkansas State University students have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The winners are Allison Shands of Cave City and Brenna Cannon of Mountain Home. The Gilman Scholarship provides funding to students who wish to study or intern abroad.
Cannon said, "Receiving the Gilman Scholarship will make my dreams of traveling abroad come true. I am so honored to receive this scholarship and I cannot wait to take advantage of all Australia has to offer. Studying abroad during college is a great way to experience new cultures while learning from diverse environments. College is a great time to step out of your comfort zone and study abroad.”
Dr. Mickey Latour was recently featured on A-State's interview series, "Get to Know the Faculty" - check out the article here!
December 4, 2020 Terry Mohajir, Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics, and Dean Latour finalizing details of the upcoming Agriculture Day Football game this Saturday against the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
November 23, 2020 We hosted our Fall Ag Preview Day on Saturday, and what fun we had! Prospective students were able to participate in a farm tour, drone demonstrations, and general information sessions. A special thank you to all who attended and to our team that helped make this event possible!
November 10, 2020 Featured in this photo is a student enrolled in this semester's Soil Quality Lab.
October 30, 2020 The winner of our Chili Cook-off is Dr. Jerica Rich, Assistant Professor of Animal Science! Thanks to all who sampled and voted!
October 27, 2020 Dean Latour meeting Caroline Lester, Carol Little, Chris George, Josh Parks, and Julie Tubbs to explore opportunities between high school ag students at Westside Consolidated School District in Jonesboro and A-State.
October 23, 2020 Congratulations to Dr. Newman's Meat Science Class for completing a two-day course on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, or HACCP.
HACCP is an advanced management system designed to analyze and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material to finished products.
Drs. Newman and Latour along with Corey Readnour completed the HACCP training course and look forward to working with students following a $500,000 grant to make improvements to our Meat Laboratory.
October 6, 2020 If you are at the Arkansas Youth Expo, stop by and see part of our ambassador team and our new Recruitment Committee chair, Dr. Jacob Manlove! Congratulations to all Arkansas Youth Expo winners! We look forward to seeing you again at next year's event!
October 2, 2020 The A-State Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter had their first meeting of the semester this week and had great attendance! Help us welcome the new officer team and wish them well as they take on new leadership roles for the club.
President - Buck Horton
Vice President - Garrett Stovall
Secretary - Matthew Blevins
Treasurer - Dylan Aaron
Press Secretary - Jacob Holloway
T-Shirt Committee Chair - Caitlin Watts
Special Events Chair - Patrick Daniel
Fundraising Chair - Lacy Vanwinkle
Women in Industry Outreach Chair - Kylie Meredith
September 30, 2020 Dean Latour visiting Butterball, LLC in Jonesboro to discuss opportunities for our students and while there, caught up with one of own, Rebecca Treat, a proud graduate and currently working on a MS degree with Dr. Kim.
September 17, 2020 We had a great night at our ice cream social! We love getting to know our potential new members and spend time hanging out with our current members! Stay tuned to see what we have planned for night 3!
September 14, 2020 Our college offers many hands-on opportunities for students. Featured in this photos is Ms. Cassie Burdett and students in this semester's Equitation class held weekly at the A-State Equine Center.
The Farmers' Market is currently closed for 2020 and will re-open in 2021.
The ASU Regional Farmers’ Market current hours are 8:00am to 1:00pm April through October.
Please read the following guidelines, which we will be enforcing. These guidelines are subject to change based on recommendations from our state, the health department, and/or ASU.
Tuesday Market will run through August and is open from 12:00pm - 5:30pm
The A-State Regional Farmers' Market is a non-profit entity for the purpose of developing and operating a locally owned and operated farmers' market in Jonesboro and the surrounding area.
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"The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that over the next five years the annual demand for college graduates in agriculture and food industries will be 57,900 jobs per year. Unfortunately, American agricultural colleges . . . will only be producing about 35,400 graduates per year."