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Arkansas State Parks to Launch New Reservation System

Arkansas State Parks is introducing a new reservation system that is packed with a gamut of user friendly improvements. Starting March 2, 2017, Active Network will replace the current reservation system. By weaving simplicity and technology together, Active Network has created a reservation system which allows guests to more precisely …

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New Spring Exhibit at the Capitol

Gathering, Gardening, and Agriculture: 4,000 years of foodways in Arkansas (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Once, our human forbears ate only what they could kill, trap or gather from the wild.  Over time, though, they learned to “domesticate” both animals and plants, laying the foundations of modern agriculture.  This process appeared …

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Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

LITTLE ROCK – Deer season may be winding down, but there’s still a reward for those lucky and skilled enough to hit the trifecta of deer hunting. Applications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award may be submitted online by April 10, 2017. Hunters who qualify for …

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Boozman, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Voluntary Farm Conservation Programs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced the Improving Access to Farm Conservation Act, bipartisan legislation to improve access to voluntary farm conservation programs administered through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides …

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Winter feeding program proving a success for cattle producers

By Ryan McGeeney U of A System Division of Agriculture Feb. 10, 2017 Fast Facts: Program designed to lower winter feeding costs for producers With about 23,000 beef cattle operations in Arkansas, savings could be in the tens of millions statewide, if adopted VAN BUREN COUNTY, Ark. — For years, …

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Walk Across Arkansas

The Spring Walk Across Arkansas will kick off on Sunday, February 26 through April 22. This 8 week program is designed to encourage people to get out and exercise!  Participants count the minutes they spend exercising, whether it is walking, playing basketball, baseball, softball or just playing in the yard …

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UAEX Pike County to offer Home Gardening Series in March

Have these warm days gotten you in the gardening mode? Winter isn’t over yet, but the Pike County Extension Service office has just the thing to help you get ready.  The Home Gardening Series is scheduled for Thursdays in March. Come learn about soils and nutrition, lawns and weed control, …

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Arkansas Century Farm Program Seeking Farms Over 100 Years Old

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for 2017 Arkansas Century Farm Inductees until May 31. Century Farm families have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. Tree farmers are now included in those who can qualify in the program honoring the state’s agricultural heritage. Since …

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10th Annual Pulling for Education Trap Shoot March 10-11

Mark your calendars for 2017’s First Tournament at Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Shotgun Range for the 10th Annual “Pulling” for Education Trap Shoot! Friday March 10th will be the Community Division and Saturday March 11th will be the High School and Collegiate Divisions. For more information or to register contact …

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Dear Pike County Extension Agent

2/3/17 Q: When and how should I prune my shrubs and roses? A: Following the why, when, and how of pruning should help you determine the best time and method of pruning your plants. First, know why you are pruning. Are you removing dead or damaged tissue, shaping, or hoping …

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Rick Evans Grandview Prairie to hold Hunter Ed March 22

The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus invites you to take the Arkansas Hunter Education Course on March 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration required. Visit www.register-ed.com to register. Lunch not provided. Bring a sack lunch. Who Needs Hunter Education? Anyone born on or after …

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AGFC Seeking Information on Spotted Skunks

What type of skunks do we have in Arkansas? Striped and spotted skunk. The striped skunk is the most common and seen statewide from urban to rural areas. Spotted skunks (sometimes called civet or civet cats) are smaller and less is known about them. We’re looking for volunteers to help …

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