Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability
The Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability (CARS) was established in 2007 as a primary outlet of sustainability research and outreach in the UA Division of Agriculture, and is tasked with the mission of enhancing and sustaining prosperity in rural Arkansas... Read more
- Sustainable Strawberry Initiative
- Economic Contribution
- AR Market Maker
- Sustainable Waste
- Interactive Fruit Budget
The mission of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability (CARS) is to increase
well-being for rural Arkansas through sustainable agriculture practices. The Center
provides leadership in Arkansas and the U.S. in balancing the demands of community,
agriculture and ecosystems in order to meet the needs of current generations while
enhancing the opportunity for future generations to meet their needs.
CARS works to meet four broad objectives:
- Develop credible resources for analysis of potential economic development for agricultural communities in Arkansas.
- Assess the impact of economic, agricultural and environmental policy on rural prosperity.
- Provide linkages between communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, academics and policy leaders to facilitate the implementation of best sustainable practices.
- Create criteria for assessing and implementing best sustainable practices at farm and regional levels.