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Ag Day Furry 5k!

Bring your dog and take a walk or jog through campus on Saturday, September 11. Check in is from 7-7:45am at the Pavilion west of Centennial Stadium, north of the pond, the walk/fun run begins at 8:00am. Option for 3k walk/run or 5k. Pre-register at THIS LINK, or by calling or emailing Abigail Jorgenson Coleman at 870-972-2416, ajorgenson@astate.edu. The first 100 humans registered receive a t-shirt and the first 35 canines registered receive a doggie bandana! 

CoA Student, Brenna Cannon, one of two chosen for GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP!

photo of student, Brenna Cannon, kneeling in a grass field while holding a large millipede

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.”

Get to know our new Dean!

Mickey Latour poses on the field at Centennial Bank Stadium

Dr. Mickey Latour was recently featured on A-State's interview series, "Get to Know the Faculty" - check out the article here!

College receives $500,000 grant to improve lab space
January 18, 2021  The College of Agriculture at Arkansas State University has received a $500,000 grant to expand and improve the laboratory space devoted to livestock research.  Advancing the skills of students and the overall safety of meats processing are the primary goals of the project that will renovate the university’s existing facility.  READ THE FULL NEWS RELEASE HERE!

Agriculture Day Football game coming up!


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.

Ag Preview Day a Success!


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!

Hands-on labs for students


November 10, 2020  Featured in this photo is a student enrolled in this semester's Soil Quality Lab.

Dr. Jerica Rich wins chili cook-off!


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!

Bridging the gap between high school and A-State


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.

Meat Science Class completes two-day course on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points


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.

New Recruitment Committee Chair & Ambassadors visit Arkansas Youth Expo


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!

New officer team for Collegiate Farm Bureau Club


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

Dean Latour visits Butterball


September 30, 2020  Dean Latour visiting Butterball, LLC in Jonesboro to discuss opportunities for our students and while there, caught up with one of our own, Rebecca Treat, a proud graduate and currently working on a MS degree with Dr. Kim.

Recruitment Week for Sigma Alpha!


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!

Equine Classes for all!


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.

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Farmers' Market

ASU Farmers' Market

The ASU Regional Farmers’ Market current hours are 8:00am to 1:00pm May 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 June 1st 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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Agribusiness Conference date set for 2022

The 28th Annual Agribusiness Conference will be held on Wed., February 16, 2022.
More details to come!

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."