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Episode 134. ‘Pocket Prairie’ on the Golf Course

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Nina Prater, an agriculture specialist in NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, talks with Jay Randolph about prairie restoration. Jay is the Ben Geren Golf Course Superintendent and Sebastian County Park Administrator in Fort Smith, Arkansas. They discuss the prairie restoration work Jay has undertaken at the golf course since 2016. The conversation covers all the improvements Jay has seen at the park since starting this work, and the benefits any landowner can enjoy from re-establishing diverse prairie ecosystems.

For more information on this topic, contact Nina Prater via email at

Related ATTRA Resources:

Converting Cropland to Perennial Grassland

Managing Soils for Water: How Five Principles of Soil Health Support Water Infiltration and Storage

Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop

Voices from the Field: Allen Williams and Adaptive Stewardship Management Grazing

Other Resources:

Thomas Nutall: A Journal of Travels into the Arkansas Territory during the Year 1819

The Prairie Ecologist

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

Missouri Prairie Foundation

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Acres for Wildlife Program

Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership

Ben Geren Park

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