Research and hands-on learning. These words are how Dr. Tim Burcham, dean of the College of Agriculture and Technology, describes their innovative program at Arkansas State University.
The Arkansas checkoff program provides research funding to local colleges across our state, including Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Not only does the College of Agriculture and Technology offer relevant classes pertaining to Arkansas agriculture, students are able to have hands-on learning through the ASU farm and the horticulture program for plant and soil science.
The ASU College of Agriculture and Technology has a strong partnership with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. A numerous amount of ASU faculty holds joint appointments with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research section of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, for the purpose of conducting collaborative research.
Here are the current research projects that involve soybeans at ASU:
- Phosphorus index study
- Soybean breeding lines (in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Extension)
- Soybean Androgenesis System