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Division of Agriculture Seeks New Livestock Market News Reporter

The Division of Agriculture is seeking a Livestock News Reporter at the Little Rock State Office. The Livestock News Reporter is responsible for analyzing & reporting livestock market activities. See job listing for more details. For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email


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  U of A Animal Science Ph.D. Student Starts Career at Purina

 “Purina has a strong contribution to the beef industry,” says Elizabeth Backes, Ph.D. “My work with Purina will help contribute to the technical side of the beef industry and      provide cattle    producers the knowledge they need to provide optimal nutrition to their animals." Read more here.


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 Animal Science Grad Student Produces Hilarious DNA Video

 U of A Animal Science graduate student Sarah Chewning, student of Dr. James Koltes, made the video for Jeff Miller at Southern Arkansas University, who received a USDA grant to make a fun and educational video about the importance of DNA. The video will be used in classrooms across the state to generate interest in animal science and related fields. View the video here.


October 25, 2016 - Moms on the Farm Tour

The tour will depart from the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center in Fayetteville at 8:30 a.m. The tour will visit Hart Dairy and Willow Springs Ranch, both in Prairie Grove. After visiting the farms, attendees will return to the Whitaker Animal Science Center for lunch and cooking demonstrations by the Arkansas Cattlewomen. Individuals who want more information or who want to attend the Moms on the Farm Tour should contact Janeal Yancey at or at 870-688-4247. The tour is free, but space is limited.


October 28, 2016 - Third Annual Animal Science Day

There will be a haunted house, herding dog demonstration, games and costume contests for everyone in the family, including the dog! We will have demonstrations and activities featuring the Animal Science Department's horses, cattle and sheep! Admission is FREE and open to everyone! Animal Science Day is also a great place to take kids for safe and fun trick-or-treating! Follow us on Facebook for more info.