By Lon Tegels
College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Arkansas Forest Resources Center
U of A System Division of Agriculture
MONTICELLO, Ark. — Rocky Lindsey, veterinarian and associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will be scaling back his teaching duties.
Lindsey, former owner of the Monticello Animal Clinic, teaches pre-vet classes at UAM.
This fall, Lindsey will scale back his duties at UAM so that he can go to work for the Christian Veterinary Mission. It supports veterinarians in their local hospitals as well as underprivileged people around the globe.
“I am a regional representative of the organization, which means I travel to veterinary conventions and schools in the surrounding states to promote sharing God’s love through veterinary medicine, both foreign and domestic,” he said.
“In underprivileged countries, the locals depend upon their animals for day-to-day survival,” Lindsey said. The organization is “trying to encourage more veterinarians to provide service to those areas such as Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, and Mexico.”
Lindsey, his wife Alicia, and sons Isaac and Jonah were recently named the Drew County Farm Family of the Year. Lindsey told the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year judges he plans to focus next on Belize and work with horses.
Arkansas Farm Family of the Year district winners will be announced in June, with state judging in July. A statewide winner will be announced at a luncheon in December.
About the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center
The College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas System Center of Excellence, brings together interdisciplinary expertise through a partnership between the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The College and Center are headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus, but their programs range statewide with the mission of developing and delivering teaching, research, and extension programs that enhance and ensure the sustainability and productivity of forest-based natural resources and agricultural systems. Academic programs are delivered by the College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources through the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Through the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, research is administered by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, and extension and outreach activities are coordinated by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offer all of their programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.