Centers & Programs

Agricultural Statistics Laboratory

The Agricultural Statistics Laboratory provides statistical and statistically related expertise for a diverse clientele throughout the Division of Agriculture and the College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences. Our mission is accomplished through…

Arkansas Food Innovation Center

Located at AAREC in Fayetteville, AFIC is the State’s premier center assisting all sizes of food entrepreneurs transition from concept to commercial, retail-ready product through expert food safety, processing, packaging, and regulatory advice and assistance.

Arkansas Forest Resources Center

Located in Monticello, AFRC is a designated research and extension center of excellence that enhances and ensures the sustainability of forest-based natural resources through the interdisciplinary partnership of the Division of Agriculture and UA-Monticello.

Arkansas Lawn Tennis Research Center

Located in Fayetteville, the Center encourages public use to help sports turf scientists investigate the feasibility of mid-South grass court tennis through research on wear tolerance including play, mowing, fertilization, irrigation, and rolling practices.

Arkansas Water Resources Center

Located in Fayetteville, the Center is part of a national network to research irrigation, wastewater disposal, ground water, erosion, pollution, and ecosystems problems; enhance understanding of water quality issues; and transfer discoveries to water managers and the public.

Center for Agricultural & Rural Sustainability

Located in Fayetteville, CARS assists rural Arkansas balance the demands of community, agriculture, and ecosystems by providing economic development analysis, policy impact assessment, and best practices implementation. 

Center for Food Animal Wellbeing

Located in Fayetteville, the goal of the research and legal experts with the Center is the improvement of food animal health, handling, food safety, and productivity through the discovery and implementation of optimal welfare practices.

Center for Food Safety

Located in Fayetteville, the CFS conducts research for the development, communication, and utilization of advanced technologies on safety and quality of food products with a focus on biological, chemical, and physical hazards. 

Center for Human Nutrition

Located in Fayetteville, the CHN is a multi-disciplinary initiative of human nutrition faculty within the Division of Agriculture, UAF, and UAMS Northwest Arkansas who are conducting metabolic, environmental, behavioral, physical activity, and policy research.

Discovery Farms Program

Located on 12 privately owned farms in Arkansas that represent the production diversity of the state, the program conducts water quality research to determine the effectiveness of water and soil conservation practices utilized on working farms.

National Agricultural Law Center

Located in Fayetteville, the NALC is the nation’s leading source of unbiased agricultural and food law research and information for policy makers and the agricultural community and is directly connected to the national agricultural information network. 

Rice Processing Program

Located in Fayetteville, the Program conducts both basic and applied research to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current rice processing operations, and provides fundamental information for the development of new products and processes.

Rosen Alternative Pest Control Center

The Rosen Alternative Pest Control Center was dedicated in 1996 to develop and implement effective, economical and environmentally responsible biological alternatives to chemical management of agricultural pest problems.

Agricultural Statistics Laboratory

The Agricultural Statistics Laboratory provides statistical and statistically related expertise for a diverse clientele throughout the Division of Agriculture and the College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences. Our mission is accomplished through…

Arkansas Forest Resources Center

Located in Monticello, AFRC is a designated research and extension center of excellence that enhances and ensures the sustainability of forest-based natural resources through the interdisciplinary partnership of the Division of Agriculture and UA-Monticello.

Arkansas Water Resources Center

Located in Fayetteville, the Center is part of a national network to research irrigation, wastewater disposal, ground water, erosion, pollution, and ecosystems problems; enhance understanding of water quality issues; and transfer discoveries to water managers and the public.

Center for Food Animal Wellbeing

Located in Fayetteville, the goal of the research and legal experts with the Center is the improvement of food animal health, handling, food safety, and productivity through the discovery and implementation of optimal welfare practices.

Center for Human Nutrition

Located in Fayetteville, the CHN is a multi-disciplinary initiative of human nutrition faculty within the Division of Agriculture, UAF, and UAMS Northwest Arkansas who are conducting metabolic, environmental, behavioral, physical activity, and policy research.

National Agricultural Law Center

Located in Fayetteville, the NALC is the nation’s leading source of unbiased agricultural and food law research and information for policy makers and the agricultural community and is directly connected to the national agricultural information network. 

Arkansas Food Innovation Center

Located at AAREC in Fayetteville, AFIC is the State’s premier center assisting all sizes of food entrepreneurs transition from concept to commercial, retail-ready product through expert food safety, processing, packaging, and regulatory advice and assistance.

Arkansas Lawn Tennis Research Center

Located in Fayetteville, the Center encourages public use to help sports turf scientists investigate the feasibility of mid-South grass court tennis through research on wear tolerance including play, mowing, fertilization, irrigation, and rolling practices.

Center for Agricultural & Rural Sustainability

Located in Fayetteville, CARS assists rural Arkansas balance the demands of community, agriculture, and ecosystems by providing economic development analysis, policy impact assessment, and best practices implementation. 

Center for Food Safety

Located in Fayetteville, the CFS conducts research for the development, communication, and utilization of advanced technologies on safety and quality of food products with a focus on biological, chemical, and physical hazards. 

Discovery Farms Program

Located on 12 privately owned farms in Arkansas that represent the production diversity of the state, the program conducts water quality research to determine the effectiveness of water and soil conservation practices utilized on working farms.

Rice Processing Program

Located in Fayetteville, the Program conducts both basic and applied research to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current rice processing operations, and provides fundamental information for the development of new products and processes.