Seminars and demonstrations are an important part of the 2nd Annual Ozarks Sports & Outdoor Expo on March 30, 2019, at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem Arkansas.

Four seminars will be held in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building and there will be two Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations on the fairgrounds. Seminars are for both youth and adults.

The Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Harry and Cherie Brickey will have the Lazy H Chuckwagon on site and will be demonstrating cooking biscuits and gravy and beans and cornbread and other foods. James (Bo) Davidson, Fishing Education Specialist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be demonstrating cleaning and cooking trout. Both Dutch Oven Cooking sites will have free samples through out the day.

The first two seminars will be for landowners and will feature Ben Field, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Private Lands Biologist, The first seminar will be on Bob White Quail Management at 11:00 a.m. followed by Turkey Management for the Landowners at 11:45 a.m. Ben Field will be discussing programs that offer financial assistance to landowners to improve their lands for quail and turkey habitat and ways to improve the land at the seminars. Private lands biologists are well versed in private lands programs and can direct landowners to appropriate programs for assistance.

The third seminar will be on Beekeeping for Beginners. James Rhein, Former President of the Arkansas Beekeepers Association and President of the Baxter County Beekeepers Club, will be conducting this seminar. Keeping honey bees is an increasingly popular activity for both leisure and profit. Many people have become interested in recent years after hearing alarming reports about large-scale declines of honey bees and other pollinators. Others are seeking to increase pollinator success in their gardens and orchards. Rhein will be discussing establishing the hives and managing them safely and how to be productive. Whether you are interested in Beekeeping as a hobby or as a sideline business, don’t miss this seminar.

The final seminar is for youth and will be held at 2:00 p.m. and will be on “ Youth Turkey Calling.” Rusty Wallace, a local turkey caller, will teach gun safety and the type of gun to use for turkey hunting, types of calls, the importance of practice, and how to make it fun. Wallace will also be giving away several turkey calls at the seminar. For additional information contact him at 870-656-0896.

Seminar participants are encouraged to spend the day at the Ozarks & Outdoor Expo visiting with vendors and attending the competitions held throughout the day. For more information on the seminars contact Cory Tyler, Fulton County Extension Agent, at 870-895-3301 or the Fulton County Fair Office at 870-895-5565.