Rural Lifestyle

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Walk Across Arkansas begins September 17

Does your fitness program need a little boost now that the summer is winding down? The fall edition of Walk Across Arkansas begins Sept. 17 and runs t...
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Mizzou Extension guide offers helps on hiring, keeping employees

University of Missouri Extension recently released its 2017 Farm Labor Guide.   Finding and keeping dependable workers is one of the largest chal...
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Sheriff’s department and Cooperative Extension Service team up to teach gardening skills to inmates

Behind the pale walls and barred windows of the Garland County Detention Center sits a green garden. A sign anchored in the soil, standing above the p...
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National Rice Month Scholarship Contest, Produce a video and earn scholarship money

The annual National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship contest received a major update last year, and while the focus is the same – creating awareness...
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Agriculture Department encourages Arkansans to provide input for WOTUS by August 28

Earlier this year, in accordance with a Presidential Executive Order, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army...
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Research team explores impact of climate change on future of fresh fruits and vegetables

Environmental problems including changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and competition for resources threaten the world’s supply of fresh ...
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Swine owners should take biosecurity precautions to avoid spread of disease

Owners of pigs need to take precautions against Seneca Valley Virus, a swine disease that has been detected in several states.   The virus causes...
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It’s time to plant late-summer vegetable gardens

August is a transitional time in the vegetable garden. While cool-season planting begins in earnest next month, some of the more heat-tolerant cool-se...
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‘Your Backyard Woods’ workshop at Kentucky Wood Expo

Though the words “woodland” or “forest” often bring to mind vast tracts of trees, more than 6 million people in the United States own between ...
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Summer citrus growth brings autumn harvest

Although we’re in the middle of a blazing hot summer, I find my gardening thoughts wandering to the coming fall season. You may think you know why I...