Research by Department

The College has eight academics departments and the School of Human Environmental Sciences, all of which conduct specific, impactful research to improve the lives of Arkansans and promote viable food and agricultural systems, sustainable environments, healthy families and vibrant communities. 


Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
Focus area: on how people learn, apply and create new information in the sciences and technologies of agriculture. This includes inquiry in how to improve teaching and learning within an agricultural context.    

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Focus areas: Feasibility of biodiesel, Commodity Marketing & Risk Management, Marketing, Trade and Farm Policies, Public Policy, Public and Agricultural , Natural Resource Economics Finance, Food Safety and Value-Added Processing, Food and Health Policy

Animal Science
Conducts a comprehensive research program serving the needs of the people of the State of Arkansas and the nation. Principal fields include Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Genetics, Parasitology and Meat Science

Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
Focus areas: plant breeding and genetics, weed science, crop physiology, soils, and environmental science

Entomology and Plant Pathology
Focus areas: vegetable entomology, forest entomology, red oak borer, fruit & rice entomology, insect genetics, pecan nut casebearer monitoring program

Focus areas: fundamental studies of host-parasite physiology to more applied studies of disease control in rice, soybean, cotton, wheat, sorghum, turf, fruits and vegetables

Food Science
Focus areas: carbohydrate, enology and viticulture, food processing, food microbiology and safety, lipid chemistry and health, pickle, protein chemistry, rheology and sensory, rice

Focus areas: Buddleja breeding, spinach breeding, greenhouse nursery growing substrates, landscape plant evaluations, nutraceuticals, turfgrass research

Poultry Science
Focus area: poultry diseases, nutrition, virology, poultry production, immunology, genetics, parasitology, reproductive physiology, neurobiology/physiology, microbiology and food safety and enhancement of breeder/broiler flocks

School of Human Environmental Sciences
Apparel Studies * Human Development & Family Sciences * General HESC * Food, Nutrition & Hospitality