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Division of Agriculture has three inductees in the 2024 class of the Agriculture Hall of Fame

Article courtesy of Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, University of Arkansas System. LITTLE ROCK — Three of this year’s inductees to the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame — Fred Bourland, Mark Cochran and Charles Looney — have connections to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “The selection of these three into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall […]

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Utilizing Drones for Ranching Operations

 By Jameson Brennan, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Livestock Grazing Specialist. Additional Author: Krista Ehlert. Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones or UAVs) have been used widely for precision agriculture within cropping systems. More recently, livestock producers have been interested in utilizing drones as a tool for monitoring grasslands, checking cattle, inspecting fences, and monitoring water sources. […]

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Steering Profits

Article and photos courtesy of Rice Lake Weighing Systems. Many moons ago, between Yellowstone National Park and the great Rocky Mountains, the Yellowstone river carved out a canyon for Billings, Montana. At just over 150,000 people, Billings is the largest city in big sky country, where blue jeans and belt buckles meet big-city business, and […]

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Management and Challenges of Solar-Powered Electric Fencing

 By Jaclyn Krymowski. Electric fencing may be one of the biggest innovations in livestock handling since barbed wire. With better reliability, affordability and, thanks to enhanced solar batteries, more effective range and mobility, we are living in a global era of portable and permanent fencing. Beyond keeping animals in, electric fencing has also offered a […]

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