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CoAT Students attend Arkansas Women in Agriculture Convention

 AR Women in Ag Convention 2018

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!

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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.


Mr. Brad Doyle recipient of Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award!

Ag Alum, Brad Doyle, received the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award at the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 83rd Annual Convention in Little Rock on December 1, 2017.

Pictured left to right: Brad Doyle (of Wiener, AR), Charlene Reed, Stanley Reed’s widow, Farm Bureau President Randy Veach, and Farm Bureau Vice President Rich Hillman

Brad Doyle award 2018

*photo was provided by the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation Public Relations Department

Allyson Baugh with Congressman Crawford

Allyson Baugh with Congressman Crawford.  Allyson is the spring 2018 A-State College of Agriculture & Technology/Staplcotn Congressional Intern and a recipient of the Marion and Carolyn Berry Public Service Scholarship. Congressman Crawford is an alumnus of the College of Agriculture & Technology.

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Congratulations, Graduates!

Dr. Bert Greenwalt celebrates with graduating Honors Ag students, Rachel Tschudy, Payton Jarrett and Whitney Schug at Fall 2017 Commencement.

Greenwalt & Grads

Our Fabulous Technology Faculty and Howl

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

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


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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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.


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."

The Arkansas Academy of Science 102nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Arkansas State University, April 6-7, 2018.

Registration & Membership are now open! You can register, pay your meeting fees, submit your membership form and fees all in the same cart! Please click on THIS LINK for registration, membership and abstract submission links.

The Spring Petting Zoo will be held on the Farm April 12-14!

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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LimeBike now at A-State!

LimeBike & Dr. Burcham

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.

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