Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

Robert Bacon, who retired from the University of Arkansas and the U of A System Division of Agriculture in January, is being honored at a reception on Friday, July 23, at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences.

The reception, which is open to the campus community, is from 6-8 p.m. RSVP to Carri Scott at by July 15.

Bacon, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the U of A, joined the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station as a wheat breeder in 1984. In addition to breeding wheat, oats and canola, he carried a heavy teaching load.

He spent the last 15 years as head of the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, which was previously the Department of Agronomy, but was renamed due to growth in academics and in research. 

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