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Arkansas Center for Agriculture and Rural Sustainability (CARS) Projects

The Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability (CARS) has a broad responsibility in research, teaching, and extension with respect to different aspects of agricultural and rural sustainability. The projects carried out by the Center faculty are diverse covering all major areas of agricultural production including animal and livestock, rice, forestry and timber, soybeans, specialty crops, local foods, etc. Our work provides the unparalleled support to the agricultural industries and rural communities to build sustainable, “green” agriculture in the State.

Life Cycle Assesment

Life cycle Assessment

CARS researchers regularly assess agriculture’s economic contribution to the Arkansas economy. The contribution is reported in terms of number of jobs, labor income and value-added.

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Waste Management

The sustainability metrics for waste management for animal and livestock production operations is to reduce the waste export to minimum, ideally zero.

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Risk Management

Providing research materials to assist agricultural producers to manage risk related to production, finances, marketing and legal risks.

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Water quality

Water Quality and Quantity Management

By building strong partnerships with academics, industry and government we provide the science needed to make water resource management decisions at the local, state, regional and national level.

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