UAPB slates Rural Life Conference Feb. 28

The 58th annual Rural Life Conference will be Friday, Feb. 28, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the opening session at 8:45 a.m. The conference theme is “Facing Change: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Sustainable Communities.”

Sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences, the 2014 conference will feature several theme-related workshops. It will also offer a poster session highlighting UAPB research projects and exhibits by governmental and community agencies. Researchers and agency representatives will be at their posters and exhibits during registration and during the break to answer questions.

Preregistration is requested of everyone even though the conference is free to farmers, ranchers, homemakers and retirees. Preregistration for professionals and agency personnel is $50; after Feb. 14, late registration is $75. To preregister or for more information, contact Tamara Ford at (870) 575-8806.

The convention center is located at One Convention Center Plaza.