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Ouachita Society of American Foresters (SAF) Awards Scholarship to UAM Forestry Student  


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, Arkansas — Jake Knowles, a senior pursuing the forestry option of the Natural Resources Management degree, was presented a $600 check by Ouachita SAF representatives Dr. Michael Blazier and Dr. Robert Ficklin.  “The Ouachita SAF consists of forestry professionals in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and a deserving student from Arkansas is selected to receive this scholarship every two years.  In addition to having an excellent academic record, recipients are selected based on their involvement and leadership in student activities.  Jake not only has a solid academic record, but he also is the president of the student chapter of SAF and the Forestry Club at UAM. He also has gained professional experience working for Green Bay Packaging in the Pinecrest Lumber Mill Division for a year and a half”, said Ficklin. 

Growing up in the Arkansas Ozarks, Jake is a native of Morrilton, Arkansas. Jake expressed his appreciation for the scholarship, which would help him complete his degree.  Upon completing his degree, Jake plans to pursue a career as a procurement forester.   

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.

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