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Graduate Jack Ellington and Dr. Tim Burcham

Graduate Jack Ellington and Dr Tim Burcham

So happy I was able to have lunch today with  Jack Ellington, a graduate of the College of Technology. Jack recently completed the Masters of Agribusiness Management at Mississippi State University. He has accepted a position with JBS USA in Greeley, Colorado. I'm so proud of Jack and all of his accomplishments! He is truly an ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Technology and Arkansas State University. I wish Jack and his wife Rebecca all the best as they begin this new chapter in their lives.


Agriculture Student Receives Jim and Betty Sloan Scholarship

Sp 2017 Jim and Betty Sloan Schol Lindsey Lewis

Lindsey Lewis, a third-generation farmer from Newport, is the latest recipient of the Jim and Betty Sloan Scholarship in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology at Arkansas State University.

Lewis will be a junior this fall. A transfer student from ASU-Newport who helps her father grow rice and soybeans in Jackson County, she is a plant and soil science major. She also assists with Extension Service test plots on the family farm.

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Shumway Helps Develop Online Plant Reference

Shumway Plant Reference Picture

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.


Agriculture Students Selected for Spring 2017 National Who's Who Award

21 Outstanding Students Receive 2017 "Who's Who" Award

Twenty-one outstanding upper-level students at Arkansas State University have been named to the prestigious "Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" for 2016 ‑ 2017. The students were introduced during a campus ceremony recognizing student leaders.

TWO of these students are from our college!

Brett Hale Spring 2017 National Who's Who               Neha Verma Spring 2017 National Who's Who

Bretton M. Hale                    Neha Verma

Doniphan, MO                      Birgunj, Nepal

Junior                                   Graduate Student

Plant Science                   Plant and Soil Sciences

Who’s Who Among Students is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs, having earned the respect of faculty members and administrators throughout the nation. Selections to Who’s Who Among Students are made each fall by individual colleges and universities.

Campus nominating committees, created to nominate eligible upperclassmen and graduate students, are composed of representatives from the faculty, staff and student body. Each school in the national program has an assigned quota of nominees, calculated to ensure a well-rounded representation of the student body.


Spring 2017 Honors Graduates

Students Graduating in Honors

Honors students "Graduating in Honors" have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in Honors coursework and are graduating with a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average. This distinction is recognized on their diploma and their formal academic transcript. These students are also presented with a silver Honors medallion and certificate in recognition of their accomplishment.

Sp 2017 Ag Honors Grad Sarahjane Beauchamp

Sarahjane Beauchamp

Chancellor’s Scholar

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science (Magna Cum Laude)

Marianna, AR

Hunter Biram and Tim Burcham at graduation

Hunter Biram

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business (Winter 2016, Magna Cum Laude)

Floral, AR

Sp 2017 Ag Honors Grad Morgan Lowe

Morgan Lowe

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary (Cum Laude)

Mammoth Spring, AR


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."

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

  • January 31, 2018
  • Contact Chris Jones (chrisjones@astate.edu) for more information

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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