Arkansas State Sen. Stephanie Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, will be the luncheon speaker at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day.


The field day will be held Friday, Sept. 8, at the UAPB Agriculture Research Station on Oliver Road. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks at 8:30 a.m. Tours begin at 9 a.m. with the last tour at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon is scheduled for noon at the Value-Added Product Development and Demonstration Building at the UAPB farm.


The featured speaker, Flowers, serves District 25, which includes parts of Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, Monroe and Phillips counties. She was elected to the Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2012.


Flowers is chairman of the Senate Children and Youth Committee and the Arkansas Legislative Council-Charitable, Penal and Correctional Institutions.


A native of Pine Bluff, Sen. Flowers is a lawyer and daughter of the late attorney W. Harold Flowers and educator Margaret Brown Flowers.


During the field day, UAPB research scientists and Extension specialists will present current research and demonstration projects during the event.


Research and demonstration topics include crops and weed control for organic rice, local food production systems, natural treatments for parasites in goats and sweet potato seed production. Other topics include the use of honeybees as pollinators, soil quality under cover crops and southern cow pea varieties.


The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Program offers its programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.