Rural Lifestyle

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Arkansas Rice accepting applications for new scholarship program

High school juniors are eligible to apply for a new scholarship opportunity and win up to $7,000 towards higher education. Arkansas Rice’s ̶...
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Registration for Spring Walk Across Arkansas opens March 11; start walking March 25

Can eight weeks change your life and improve your health? Taking part in Walk Across Arkansas might just do that, say organizers of the statewide publ...
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WANTED : $20 REWARD

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Terry Simmons is at the 67th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis this weekend. If you spot Terry, walk up to him an...
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Plant Science: March 1 application deadline for Janet Carson scholarship

High school seniors planning to pursue a degree in a plant science field have until March 1 to apply for a $1,000 scholarship named for Janet B. Carso...
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Division of Agriculture receives NRCS partnership award

Research measuring nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin and training to help farmers irrigate crops and slow groundwater draws were among the ...
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Rural Profile 2019: Arkansas economy grows; rural growth lags behind state average

Since the end of the Great Recession in 2010, both Arkansas’ and the national economy have grown; however, the state’s rural areas have “grown o...
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Attract birds to your garden

The presence of birds is almost universally welcome among gardeners.Their contributions of movement, color, sounds and pest control to the landscape a...
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University of Arkansas Arthropod Museum moves collection to roomier home

The thousands of shelled, winged and multi-legged arthropods squeezed into a room in the University of Arkansas’ agriculture building will soon have...
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Landscaping : This is a good time to prune trees

Virtually all trees in our landscapes will need to be pruned during their lives — particularly in the first two decades after planting. Sometimes a ...
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Land : Streamside Zones Protect Groundwater

Streamside management zones have become critical tools forestry landowners and professionals use for protecting water quality during and after timber ...