Students benefit from the close association of Bumpers College with the University of Arkansas Systems Division of Agriculture which has two parts:
Faculty . Many faculty members employed for Division research and extension also teach courses. This helps provide a favorable ratio of students to instructors, and it provides teachers who are nationally recognized experts in their fields.
Facilities. The Division provides, maintains and staffs institutes, centers, laboratories and other facilities used both for research and teaching on campus and at the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center on North Garland Avenue.
Student Jobs and Graduate Assistantships. Most Bumpers College graduate students are employed by the Division of Agriculture as graduate assistants. The Division also employs undergraduate students to assist with research and extension programs.
Statewide Opportunities. Students may conduct projects at Division locations throughout the state. These include regional Research and Extension Centers and Branch Stations plus an extension office in every county.
The Land Grant System. The U of A is part of the national land-grant university system. Our statewide agricultural, food and life sciences teaching, research and extension programs have close ties to those at other land-grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.