Sustainability for our communities and natural resources is the cornerstone of our extension and research work at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. While we have dozens of sustainability efforts at work, here's a sampling of the ways in which our faculty and staff help agriculture maintain the quality of our water, soil and other aspects of every day life.
Foresters working to regenerate bottomland oak forests — to help restore healthy and productive red and white oak ecosystems to provide timber and improved habitat for deer, quail, ducks, turkeys and other species.
Other sustainability projects
- Extension offers farmer-led watershed management training— A new leadership training program for farmers, farm advisers and crop consultants to learn more about how they can lead stewardship efforts.
- Nitrous oxide study points to tailwater recovery irrigation to cut greenhouse gases— Research finds that recycling irrigation water and cut greenhouse gases.
- Cotton, cover crops, no-till and soil health— Explore how these techniques protect the environment and keep farmers in business.
- CREATE LIFT is workforce development focused on skills and information for those working in retail, entertainment, accommodations, and/or tourism sectors.
- Managing Farm Stress is important in farming, which has one of the highest suicide rates of all occupations.