Agriculture Division Webinar Theme for Livestock Producers “Surviving Drought” |

Experts from the Agricultural System Division of the University of Arkansas will host a free webinar on July 21 to offer advice to Arkansas livestock producers struggling with the drought.

“Our livestock producers across the state are currently struggling to survive this drought, and many of them are facing tough decisions,” said Vic Ford, the extension’s associate president for agriculture and resources. natural. “We can provide resources in management strategies and research-based recommendations for forage, beef and pest management that we hope will help our livestock producers get through this drought.”

The free webinar will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is required and available at https://bit.ly/drought-webinar.

A recording will be made available later for those unable to attend.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Livestock Economics – James Mitchell, Livestock Economist.
  • Forage management – John Jennings, forage agronomist.
  • Beef management – Daniel Rivera, director of the Southwest Research and Extension Center.
  • Fall Armyworm and Stem Maggot Control – Kelly Loftin, Entomologist.
  • Stress on Farms and Farm Families – Brittney Schrick, Family Life Specialist.

Resources for managing livestock during drought are available on the Cooperative Extension Service website at https://bit.ly/managing-cattle.

To learn more about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu.

Jessica C. Bell