UAMS' Science Café on ‘Farming in the 21st Century’ is Feb. 27

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, "Farming in the 21st Century," on Feb. 27. Panelists will contrast farming operations, large and small, as well as discuss the challenges of modern farming, crop choices, methods, and costs.

Science Café will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road. The event is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.

This month’s panel will include Chris Hiryak, director of Little Rock Urban Farming; Christine Hernandez, livestock entrepreneur with Heifer International; and Andrew Grobmyer, executive director and vice president of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas.

Dorothy Graves, associate director for administration of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, will moderate the event. Science Café includes a corresponding live radio call-in program, “Science Café Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. Hiryak is this month’s radio guest.

Science Café events are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for July, August, and December. Check out the website for more information on monthly speakers and topics at