U of A System Division of Agriculture news digest for March 24, 2023

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Red clover extract improved food intake of sheep on toxic tall fescue  

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Clovers offer benefits to the land, including nitrogen for other plants and nectar for pollinators, but they also have compounds that offset the effects of tall fescue toxicosis in ruminants. By John Lovett. 939 words, with art

Save money and avoid food waste during No Waste Week 
LITTLE ROCK — Throwing out wasted food can quickly add up, both in the garbage can and the wallet. During No Waste Week from March 20-24, save money and cut down on food waste by planning meals, safely storing food and getting creative with leftovers. By Rebekah Hall. 605 words, with art. 

Arkansas native elected next president of Southern Agricultural Economics Association
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Starting next year, John Anderson will be in a position to provide strategic guidance to the Southern Agriculture Economics Association, an organization he says has helped shape him professionally for more than two decades. By Lauren Sutherland. 610 words, with art

NALC, AALA ‘Growing Careers’ webinar will feature career, professional advice for law students

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — When it comes to giving career advice, Ebony Woodruff, APLC — legislator, consul, Master Gardener and the speaker for the March 29 “Growing Careers” webinar for law students — has a lot to offer. By Drew Viguet. 389 words, with art. 

Texas federal court grants WOTUS injunction for two states; two more requests pending
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A federal court has halted implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule defining waters of the United States, and two more injunction requests are pending in cases involving 25 states, including Arkansas, said Brigit Rollins, National Agricultural Law Center staff attorney. 
By Mary Hightower. 588 words, with art

New Jackson County Extension Center benefits from gifts
NEWPORT, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s new Jackson County Extension Center has received $275,000 in gifts, just as the center is nearing completion. By Ryan McGeeney. 400 words, with art. 

Researcher employs 3D food printing to improve delivery of health supplements 

Engineer Ali Ubeyitogullari is using 3-D printing and a fluid form of carbon dioxide to create nanoscale beads that may enable the absorption of nutritious compounds that might otherwise just pass through the human digestive system. 

By Fred Miller. 900 words, with art.  

Gerald Klingaman’s MUSINGS ON NATURE
Cooking Breakfast 

I am in the process of outfitting my new Dodge van into an off-grid camper.  To make this work I have two big lithium-iron-phosphate batteries that provide both AC and DC power.  Because I’m old and try hard to avoid discomfort, I needed the AC power to run my mini-split heater/air conditioner and brew my coffee each morning.  And I needed a way to cook breakfast. 

About the Division of Agriculture 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. 

Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 25 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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