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Dr. Tim Burcham Is Director of Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center

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Arkansas State University

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is in the process of creating Arkansas’ Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center.  Leading the project is the Director Dr. Tim Burcham.  Burcham was previously dean of the former College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves conducted this interview with Burcham and asked how his love for agriculture started.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.