|ARS at Work - Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center|
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ARS scientists, researchers, and support staff across the country continue to work through this challenging time. Spring is a critical period on any farm or ranch, and it’s no different for researchers and technicians at the ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville, AR.
(1) ARS personnel oversaw 143 new calves being born this past spring. Shown here, a 3-day-old calf and her mother. (Image courtesy of Tiffany Herman)
(2) Biological science aide Jessie Tanner leads animals to a new pasture for grazing as another aide, Joie Bogart ensures no one is left behind. (Image courtesy of Erin Wood)
(3) Spring is a critical period for monitoring internal parasites in sheep. Shown here, research technician Cullen Pfeifer, biological science technician Sarah Hayward, animal caretaker Chad Lee, and biological science aide Bogart employ personal protection equipment and social distancing measures while collecting samples from lambs for research and checking for parasites. (Image courtesy of Erin Wood)