University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz told several hundred farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders from across the state this week that agriculture is critical to the state’s fortunes and the UA “remains committed to its land grant roots and mission, and to meeting the needs of the state, just as you do.”
Steinmetz spoke Monday at the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 68th annual Officers and Leaders Conference at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.
Since becoming chancellor in January, Steinmetz has learned Arkansas is No. 1 nationally in rice production, No. 2 in broilers raised, No. 3 in catfish, cotton and turkey production, No. 5 in timber, No. 8 in egg production and No. 10 in soybeans and grain sorghum.
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