Rankin College of Business

SOAR Sustainability Conference

April 19, 2023

at Southern Arkansas University

Conference Program


8:30 AM

Registration – Grand Hall, Reynolds Center

8:45 AM

Welcome – Grand Hall, Reynolds Center

9:00 AM


Hallie Shoffner, Agriculturalist, and Climate Change Activist
Climate change hurts our food supply – here’s what we can do about it.
Grand Hall, Reynolds Center

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Parallel Sessions 1 – Presentations in Blanchard Hall

10:50 – 11:00 AM


11:00 – 11:50 AM

Parallel Sessions 2 – Presentations in Blanchard Hall



12:00 PM

Lunch in Grand Hall, Reynolds Center

Lunch Speaker

Ms. Jensyn Hallett, Heifer Impact Capital


The Good Steward Leadership Award

Rankin College of Business Sustainability Award

New Generations Impact Award

1:20 – 2:10 PM

Parallel Sessions 3 – Presentations in Blanchard Hall

2:10 – 2:20 PM


2:20 – 3:10 PM

Parallel Sessions 4 – Presentations in Blanchard Hall


Hallie Shoffner

Climate Change Harms Our Food Supply: Here’s What We Can Do About It

Hallie Shoffner is a sixth-generation row crop farmer in Jackson County, Arkansas. She manages a 2,300-acre farm of soybeans, corn, and rice and runs the blog FarmHerHallie.com. Hallie is a passionate advocate for climate action in the agricultural industry through regenerative farming practices, consumer outreach, and public policy.

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