Faculty Spotlight


Dirk Philipp

Dirk Philipp

Associate Professor of Animal Science

Project Title: Cattle Diet Effects on Nutrient Concentrations in Runoff from Fecal Patches

Project goal: To evaluate the effects of specialized cattle diets on nutrient concentrations in runoff.

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Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels

Extension Specialist for Water Quality and Nutrition Mgt &
Co-Director for the Arkansas Discovery Farm Program

Project Title: Arkansas Discovery Farm Program

Project goal: To work with farmers to address issues in natural resources sustainability, conservation and stewardship in a cost effective manner.

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Benjamin Runkle

Benjamin Runkle

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Agriculture Engineering

Project Title: Landscape Flux of Rice Production

Project goal: To determine if alternative systems will result in a decrease in net methane emissions without a significant yield decline.

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Jun Zhu

Jun Zhu

Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Project Title: Agriculture waste management and resource recovery

Project goal: To achieve zero waste or minimize waste production from agriculture by recovering waste products and creating something of value.

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Elena Garcia

M. Elena Garcia

Extension Fruit and Nut Specialist

Project Title: High tunnel strawberry production for season extension

Project goal: The goal of this project is to provide Arkansas strawberry growers with the skills and resources necessary to advance and extend strawberry production.

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Kristen Gibson

Kristen Gibson

Department of Food Science Assistant Professor

Project Title: Enhancing farmers market food safety practices for fresh produce handling

Project goal: The goal of this project is to improve food safety practices at farmers markets through several objectives that examine perception and knowledge of managers, vendors and consumers with regards to food safety practices and develop educational resources for market managers and customers.

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Donn Johnson

Donn Johnson

Department of Entomology

Project Title: Systems-based strategies for organic management of spotted wing drosophila

Project goal: The goal of this project is to apply information on biology, ecology, behavior and control of SWD to develop organically appropriate management programs.

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