Agriculture News

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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State Deer Harvest to Top Two Hundred Thousand Kills

Arkansas’ deer harvest is winding down and the state is looking at another record harvest.  Private Lands Biologist Jeff Taverner explains more. “We just had the final firearms hunt this past weekend, so it’s pretty well bow from here on out (archery) until the end of February.  We are in …

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Signup for Pike Co Extension Service Mailings

Federal regulations require the Pike County Extension Service to update their lists each year in order to send individuals information in their general mailings.  If you would like to receive mailings or email in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences or 4-H, please use the following form …

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Arkansas agriculture 2016 review and 2017 preview

By Mary Hightower U of A System Division of Agriculture Fast facts Ramped up beef production depresses prices Peanuts could see more Arkansas acreage in 2017 LITTLE ROCK –  The impacts of a 2016 growing season that may have cost crop farmers up to $50 million in losses due to …

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