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University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture receives NRCS partnership award


February 19, 2019
By Newton County Times

The Natural Resources Conservation Service honored the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture with the 2018 State Conservationists Partnership Award, for its research measuring nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin and training to help farmers irrigate crops and slow groundwater draws.

Michael E. Sullivan, state conservationist for the NRCS, who presented the award, said the Division of Agriculture had made outstanding strides in helping Arkansas producers and landowners achieve shared conservation goals. Debbie Moreland, in her nomination of the Division of Agriculture, emphasized four areas within the intersection of agriculture and conservation that the Division has helped improve: water quality and edge-of-field monitoring, water conservation and irrigation water management, soil health, and nutrient management. | READ MORE