The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is inviting members and guests to go “Inside the Farm” on Thursday, Sept. 5.
The tour will start at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, 1371 W. Altheimer Drive in Fayetteville, and travel by hayride to a variety of locations on the Division of Agriculture farm facilities. The event will run 1-4 p.m.
The general public is invited but must register and pay online at this link. OLLI members receive a discount.
The tour will start with Ryan Dickson, assistant professor of horticulture, who will share about research on hydroponics, closed production systems, and hemp production. John Clark, distinguished professor of horticulture, and Margaret Worthington, assistant professor of horticulture, will follow with a tour and history of the division’s muscadines and Cotton Candy grapes.
Brian Haggard of the Arkansas Water Resources Center’s research wing along with Jamie Baum, associate professor of nutrition, will focus on energy metabolism and metabolic health.
The hayride will then travel to the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service office for a tour of the Animal Science research farm. Dirk Philipp, associate professor of animal science, will be on hand to offer riparian zone and animal science research demonstrations.
For a grand finale, the hayride’s last stop will be at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center to visit the U of A Ranch Horse Team for a variety of demonstrations. This team has been named national champions twice.
More information about the Arkansas Agricultural Research & Extension Center (the Farm) can be found at its website.
For more information, phone the Osher Institute at 479-575-4545 or send a message on its contact form.