Rural Lifestyle

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Well-managed food plots nourish and attract deer

Planting food plots for deer and other wildlife is common practice in Mississippi, and for good reason: Food plots provide much-needed nutrition for d...
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Prune roses in late summer

In late summer it’s time to think about pruning our roses. Roses respond best when they receive two major prunings each year.     We prune...
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10th annual tour guides high school students through environmental, ag sustainability

Hundreds of northwest Arkansas high school students are expected for the 10th annual Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability Field Trip on Sept...
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UK research finds a new threat to monarch butterfly food

University of Kentucky entomology researchers have found that a common, invasive beetle is feeding on milkweed plants, which are the only source of fo...
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Master Small Ruminant Producer program to to be held in October

A Master Small Ruminant Producer Program will be held at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Educ...
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Pine forests provide wildlife habitat

Acres of pine forests cover Mississippi and the Southeast, but good forest management is not necessarily good wildlife management.     Too o...
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Moore named NRCS Assistant State Conservationist (Programs) in Little Rock

Jena Moore was recently named Assistant State Conservationist (Programs) for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Little Rock.  ...
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Arkansas Agriculture Department Law Enforcement Division helps resolve recent theft and arson cases

The Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) Law Enforcement Division has successfully partnered with local and state officials this summer to complete i...
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National Rice Month Video Scholarship Contest

If you’re thinking about how to pay for college next year — Think Rice — because the National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship video con...
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Greening of Arkansas grant applications due October 3

The deadline to apply for community beautification funding through the Greening of Arkansas grant program is less than eight weeks away.    ...