Welcome to 2017!  
Governor Hutchinson honored School Garden of the Year winners - from Prairie Grove, Siloam Springs, Marshall, and Jonesboro - at the State Capitol Dec. 8th. Funds were also provided to each winning school by Farm Credit. Learn more about the contest and schools.
Local Conversations Events
Don't miss regional Local Conversations Events - connecting local producers, growers, and makers with restaurateurs, buyers, markets, and consumers. Find details, here. 
  • Jan 31 - Hope
  • Feb 9 - Jonesboro
  • Feb 23  - Springdale  
Arkansas News
Arkansas Ag Fact

Arkansas has over 13 million acres of farmland, and over 43,000 farming operations.

What is one way the AAD serves AR farmers and ranchers?

Our Pest Control Section is responsible for administering the Arkansas Pest Control Law and Regulations. This requires any person who, for compensation, engages in pest control service work as defined in the law, to have a valid license or certificate issued by the Plant Board for that purpose. Learn more about Pest Control Law and licensing.

National News
Regulatory Updates and Comment Periods, provided by the National Agricultural Law Center
Upcoming Events
Arkansas Agriculture Board Quarterly Meeting: Feb. 7, Little Rock
The Arkansas Agriculture Department is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.

Contact us to add your event to our calendar; or to let us know about other updates, inquiries, and more. Send an e-mail to info@aad.ar.gov