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Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Ren with Howl at Senior Preview Day on November 4th

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Agribusiness students visit Mississippi State

A-State agribusiness students Allyson Baugh and Avery Bise attended the Mississippi Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting in Starkville on Friday, October 20th and stayed for the Saturday football game. Our alumnus Hunter Biram was their host.

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Dr. Peter Ako Larbi Receives 2017 Young Engineer of the Year Award!

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Dr. Peter Ako Larbi, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Systems Technology, has been awarded 2017 Young Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Dr. Larbi was recognized during the society's annual meeting in Fayetteville, AR on October 6, 2017. Congratulations to Dr. Larbi!


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.

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Students Visit Lawrence Group

A group of students were invited by the Lawrence Group to learn about the revitalization efforts in Wilson, Arkansas. A bright and exciting future for both the town and our students!

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Hunter Biram & Dr. Tim Burcham

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So pleased to get to visit with Hunter Biram during his fall break at Mississippi State University. Hunter is doing a great job representing Arkansas State University and the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology during his master studies at Mississippi State University in Agricultural Economics.


Shumway Helps Develop Online Plant Reference

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Dr. Cal Shumway, associate professor of agronomy, collaborated with two weed scientists from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture to develop an online reference for agriculture professionals and homeowners. To help determine if plants have been injured by herbicides, one can consult the Herbicide Injury Database and view photos and cross-referenced data the researchers have collected over two decades. Details are in a news article on The Pine Bluff Commercial website.

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Graduates ready for career advancement

Over the past 100 years, A-State has evolved from a regional school of agricultural instruction to a comprehensive university. The College of Agriculture and Technology has also evolved throughout the years. While education is still our primary mission, we also have extensive public outreach programming and research activities.

We prepare our graduates for entry and career advancement in the food, fiber, and natural resources industry, which involves production (farming), agribusiness and value-added processing, public service and rural leadership; and for entry and advancement in the manufacturing and industrial technology industries.

We offer both undergraduate and master’s degrees within the college, and we participate in doctoral education through the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences and Molecular Biosciences programs.

Want A Job? Study Food and Agriculture

According to an article on the Forbes magazine website,

"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."


LimeBike now at A-State!

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Rent one of A-State's LimeBikes from anywhere on campus! Just download the app, find a bike nearest you, put in your credit card info, scan the bike's barcode and be on your way! Each bike has a convenient basket for your books and features for your safety.

Arkansas State becomes the first university in the Mid-South to welcome LimeBike onto its campus. As the first Bicycle Friendly University in Arkansas, A-State enhances its position with the addition of the commuter bicycles to its current recreational bike share at the Red WOLF Center.


Upcoming Conferences

2018 Agribusiness Conference

  • February 14, 2018
  • Contact Dr. Bert Greenwalt (bertg@astate.edu) for more information

2018 Arkansas Soil & Water Education Conference & Expo


Farmers' Market

ASU Farmers' Market

The ASU 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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