U.S. Sen. Blanche Lambert Lincoln will address The Catfish Farmers of Arkansas at noon, Oct. 5, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Aquaculture Research Station immediately after the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence Field Day.

The field day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and features tractor and walking tours, a poster display and a sponsored trap shoot. The last tour departs at 11 a.m.

Tractor stop topics include the following:

• Statewide distribution and impact of catfish trematodes

• The Seinitizer: one way you can prevent disease transmission

• Channel catfish versus hybrids

• Why treatments fail

Occurring simultaneously will be walking tours to the following demonstrations:

• Handheld computers

• Understanding electrical costs

• Baitfish certification program

• Judging potassium dose effectiveness in muddy water and thick algae blooms

• Cool season feeding of catfish

• Entergy electrical safety demonstration

• Producing hybrid catfish fry

The field Day is co-hosted by the USDA-ARS Aquaculture Systems Research Unit. The fall meeting of The Catfish Farmers of Arkansas will be held at the end of the field day.

To get to the field day, take Hwy 79 to Oliver Road to the new UAPB football stadium. Park at the stadium and ride one of the shuttle vans to the Agriculture Research Stations ponds. For more information, contact Nathan Stone at (870) 575-8138 or email nstone@uaex.edu.

Lincoln is serving her second term in the U.S. Senate where she is a member of the Senate Finance Committee; the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging. In her first term, she concentrated on issues affecting working families and veterans, particularly those in rural areas.

First elected to public office in the U.S. House of Representative in 1992, she was a founding member of the “Blue Dog” coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats.

From Helena, Ark., where her mother Martha Kelly Lambert, still lives, Lincoln is from a seventh-generation Arkansas farm family.