We'd like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Our offices will be closed from Dec. 23rd- Jan 2nd
Year End Harvest Outlook
From soybeans to rice, corn to peanuts, 2019 has been a challenging year for many, if not most, Arkansas growers.

In spite of the many difficulties, farmers may have dodged a bullet this year. Find out how our average major crop yields compare to last year.
Could lab-produced meats become future protein?
Alternative proteins are becoming more popular across the country. Now, laboratory-grown meats are becoming a new entry for this growing trend.

Could lab-grown meats be closer to your local grocery store than you think?
Want to beat holiday stress? Get involved!
If the season of joy has become the season of stress, helping others may be the cure. While the obvious goal is to help others, acts of service can help us get into the holiday spirit.
Look for service opportunities in your community or visit our website to learn about becoming an Extension volunteer.
Pulaski Co. resident? Take our local food survey!
Would you like to make your experiences known and help shape the future of local food in urban areas?

We are seeking survey participation from residents in seven zip codes: 72202, 72204, 72205, 72209, 72076, 72216 and 72120.

Visit our website to learn more.
Setting Expectations for Kids at Gift-giving Time
Fueled by advertising and friends’ chatter, children’s off-the-chart holiday gift expectations can lead to disappointment, overspending and put a pall over what should be a bright spot in the year.

Follow our tips to keep everyone happy!
University of Arkansas
Division of Agriculture
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