Vice President for Agriculture Search Information
Updates about the position of vice president for agriculture:
- May 25, 2022 - The UA Board of Trustees approves the recommendation of Dr. Fields as the next VP.
- April 20, 2022 - Dr. Bobbitt announces recommendation of Deacue Fields as next VP.
- March 28-29 & April 5-6, 2022 - Candidate interview sessions.
- March 14, 2022 — Candidate interview schedules..
- Feb. 15, 2022 — Position closing date.
- Feb. 1, 2022 — Search committee meets.
- Nov. 22, 2021 — Search Committee Announced to Find Next Division of Agriculture Chief
- Sept.1, 2021 — Cochran, head of UA System’s Division of Agriculture, announces retirement
About the vice president's position
The Vice President for Agriculture for the University of Arkansas System serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Division of Agriculture. The Division of Agriculture is a statewide administrative entity within the System that delivers the research and extension land grant missions in Arkansas. It's composed of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service. The Division of Agriculture has faculty and staff located on the campuses of UA-Fayetteville, UA-Monticello, and Arkansas State University; at five Research and Extension Centers; at seven Research Stations; two extension centers and in all 75 counties of the state.
See how the Division of Agriculture met the challenges COVID presented in delivering its programs and conducting research.
We strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices.
The Division of Agriculture will be the catalyst of prosperity for Arkansas through knowledge and innovation that nourish our families, farms, communities, and environment.
Our Brand Promise
We serve with a zeal to help others.
See us in action
- Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station is the state’s premier research agency for agriculture, food and natural resources. .
- Cooperative Extension Service
For more than 100 years, the Cooperative Extension Service has provided land grant technology transfer to the people of Arkansas.
- Our Strategic Plan
Working to make a difference.
Agriculture's importance to economy of the Natural State.