Arkansas Discovery Farms

Since the 19th century, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture has one of the country’s leading agricultural sciences programs.  The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) was initiated with federal funding in 1888 in Fayetteville, with branch stations in Newport, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.  One of the innovative practices of AAES is the system of Discovery Farms.  These are private farms that have agreed to partner with the University of Arkansas to study the effect of different agricultural methods in key native ecosystems.  The partnerships last five to seven years and aim to discover the secrets to long-term sustainability by studying water and soil quality.  To learn more about Arkansas Discovery Farms, kick back and watch this excellent video: