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.
Specialty crop production and marketing research, education and outreach focused on strengthening farm to retailer connections
and promoting locally produced foods.
Providing research materials to assist agricultural producers to manage risk related
to production, finances, marketing and legal risks. Many of the materials are provided
in English and Spanish.
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
Sustainability Metrics measure key impact areas and trends over time, foster productive
dialogue and promote progress toward sustainability.
The sustainability metrics for waste management for animal and livestock production
operations is to reduce the waste export to minimum, ideally zero.
Innovative life cycle assessments for food, feed, fiber and fuel impacts on greenhouse
gas, energy, water, biodiversity, and toxicity.
Directors of Economy, Risk Management, Horticulture and Waste Management, and affiliated
faculty and staff.
Highlighting faculty and their research.
Shaping the people who can move ideas into reality.
Providing up-to-date information to associated CARS faculty and the public.
Providing unbiased information to enable educated votes on critical issues.
Highlighting presentations that have received travel grants.
Current and upcoming events, workshops and conferences.
13 interrelated majors and 21 minors prepare students for careers in every facet of
the food industry from production to consumption, careers in business and public service
serving families and consumers, and careers that advance environmental sustainability.
The core mission of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is to
make a positive impact for that key industry through the research done by the Arkansas
Agricultural Experiment Station and the teaching done by the Cooperative Extension