The 62nd Rural Life Conference will be Friday, March 9, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The event is sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences.

The conference begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the opening session at 8:45 a.m. The conference theme is “Innovations for Farms, Families and Communities in Changing Times.”

This year’s conference features several workshops, a poster session highlighting research projects and exhibits by governmental and community agencies.

Registration is requested of everyone even though the conference is free to producers, homemakers and retirees. Early-bird registration for professionals and agency personnel is $50; $75 after Feb. 23.

To preregister, for special needs accommodations or for more information, contact Margaret L. Taylor at 870-575-7144/8535 or

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without discrimination.