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Friends of the Division - Advancement for our Mission

Every day, the faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture face some of our state's toughest challenges through research and education. Our mission includes ensuring an affordable food and fiber supply, helping Arkansans live healthier, fuller lives, working to lift communities and offering direction to transform our young people into productive citizens. 

We welcome your support in keeping our mission at the forefront. 

Our stakeholder relations team  is an integral part of our development efforts. Our team consists of:

  • Chuck Culver –  Interim Vice President and Director-external affairs, 479-236-5108,
  • Brian Helms – director-stakeholder relations-Extension, 501-671-2156,

If you have questions about what we do or would like to help with a donation, contact any one of them.

  • Stephanie Neipling - Associate Director of External Relations, 501-681-8319,, works through our communications department as a liaison for in-state supporters. 

2022: A new leader 

2022 is a year of change for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Chuck Culver seved as interim vice president for the UA System until Deacue Fields began his tenure as vice president on July 1.

Even through the changes, our focus is always on providing help to our fellow Arkansans. We hope you will continue to use the services and expertise we offer in your daily lives.