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Southwest Research and Extension Center Hosts University of Arkansas Dean Dr. Deacue Fields

By Mark Keith , 09/20/19 10:57 PM

The Southwest Research and Extension Center hosted University of Arkansas Dean and Associate Vice-president of Academic Programs at the Bumpers College Dr. Deacue Fields III.  Dr. Fields met with local residents and agricultural professionals and talked about his intentions to recruit agricultural students from Southwest Arkansas.  He noted the ten county area has about 6% of Arkansas’s population but produces 12% of the state’s agricultural products.  Pictured are Mark Wilton, Director of Development with the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food,and Life Sciences, Dr. Fields, Former U of A Trustee Need Ray Purtle, and Dr. Charles Looney of the SWREC.