UAPB’s Rural Life Conference set Feb. 22

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences will sponsor the 57th annual Rural Life Conference.

Slated Feb. 22, the event will be held 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 “Climate Change and Its Effects on Water Resources in Arkansas.”

The 2013 conference will feature several 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 cost for professionals and agency personnel to attend is $50; after Feb. 10, late registration will be $75. To preregister or for more information, contact Almetris Cobbs at 575-8141.