Agriculture Division’s Webinar Theme “Surviving Drought” for Cattlemen

By U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts:

• Free webinar offers management strategies and research-based recommendations for Arkansas livestock producers struggling with drought

• Webinar scheduled for July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

• Topics: livestock economics; beef, forage and pest management; managing stress on the farm

• Register at https://bit.ly/drought-webinar

Experts from the Agricultural System Division of the University of Arkansas will host a free webinar on July 20 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 6-8 p.m. on July 20 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 related to drought include:

Livestock Economics – James Mitchell, Livestock Economist

Forage Management – ​​John Jennings, Forage Agronomist

Beef Management – Daniel Rivera, Director 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. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @AR_Extension. To learn more about Agriculture Division research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch. To learn more about the Division of Agriculture, visit https://uada.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk.

Jessica C. Bell