Rural Lifestyle

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Arkansas : Local firewood protects forests from invasive species

In recognition of October’s designation as the first-ever Firewood Awareness Month,  the Arkansas Agriculture Department  urges Arkansans to use f...
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Mississippi : Allow your land to earn an income from recreation

As hunting season begins, there are several issues landowners need to keep in mind when they allow sportsmen to use their property for hunting, fishin...
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Louisiana : Agriculture awareness featured at youth field day

Students who attended an LSU AgCenter field day geared toward youth in northeast Louisiana heard about how the agricultural sciences are important to ...
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Arkansas: Grow Your Own Protein program begins harvest of soybeans, learning

Harvest season has started for school and community gardens participating in Grow Your Own Protein, a project that aims to teach about agriculture in ...
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Deer keep one hoof ahead of hunters

Deer season is here. Before heading into the woods, the information we learned from a two-year study may change how you scout and hunt. The bottom lin...
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Feral Hog Eradication Task Force Seeks Input on Kaput Feral Hog Bait

Feral hogs are a growing problem in Arkansas and across the United States.  Feral hogs have an estimated total population between four and five milli...
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Partner agencies in conservation and fire participate in annual Prescribed Burn School

Forty participants from fourteen conservation and fire partners across the state participated in the 2017 Arkansas Prescribed Fire as a Management Too...
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Arkansas landowners urged to use caution with outdoor burning

Current and predicted weather forecasts suggest cool, dry air may remain for several weeks, which could create wildfire danger potential especially in...
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Pretty pear trees invasive, hard to kill

Bradford pear and its cousins may spread more than springtime beauty as these popular ornamental trees escape and become pests.     Universi...
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Arkansas Forestry Commission Rural Fire Program to host annual Fire Show October 28

The Arkansas Forestry Commission is hosting the annual Rural Fire Protection (RFP) Fire Show on Saturday, October 28th, in Greenbrier at 20 Industria...