Roots re­search

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

Brian Barlow takes a sam­ple of grass to mea­sure the length of roots Wednes­day as he learns about the Tur­f­grass Sci­ence pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas’ Agri­cul­tural Re­search and Ex­ten­sion Cen­ter in Fayet­teville. Barlow is one of nearly 150 Na­tive Amer­i­can, Alaska Na­tive and Na­tive Hawai­ian stu­dents rep­re­sent­ing 76 tribes na­tion­wide par­tic­i­pat­ing in the an­nual Na­tive Youth in Food and Agri­cul­ture Lead­er­ship Sum­mit. The sum­mit in­cludes a va­ri­ety of class­room lec­tures, hands-on work­shops and field ac­tiv­i­ties to ed­u­cate, de­velop and em­power the next gen­er­a­tion of food and agri­cul­tural lead­ers among na­tive peo­ple. The 10-day event is spon­sored and or­ga­nized by the Indige­nous Food and Agri­cul­ture Ini­tia­tive at the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas’ School of Law.

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK

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