Rankin College of Business

SOAR Sustainability Conference

April 24, 2024

at Southern Arkansas University

South Arkansas working together to build a sustainable future and a better tomorrow!

The SOAR conference is focused on increasing awareness, collaborations, and actions to build a sustainable future and a better tomorrow for South Arkansas. Founded by a community alliance of educational, business, and public organizations located in Magnolia, Arkansas membership, participation, and support is open to all interested in promoting a better South Arkansas. The most recent conference was held April 24, 2024, on the campus of Southern Arkansas University. SOAR Stars will be awarded to businesses, organizations, people, and public agencies making progress on these goals.

2023 Keynote

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.

2023 Sponsors

For questions and concerns, contact Conference Director Robin Sronce at 870-235-4301, RCB@saumag.edu, or Dr. Jennifer Logan at jllogan@saumag.edu or 870-235-4310.

  • Conference Director:  Jennifer Logan, Economics Professor, Southern Arkansas University
  • Morgan Daniel, Graphic Designer, Southern Aluminum
  • Cheryl Goodheart, Director of Counseling Center, Southern Arkansas University
  • Katie Heese, Volunteer Coordinator, Southern Arkansas University
  • Michael Flowers, University Housing, Community Development Coordinator, Southern Arkansas University
  • Connor McDonald, Student, Southern Arkansas University
  • Andrew Moffett, Chief Brand Officer, Southern Aluminum
  • Florence Nunn, Business Consultant, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
  • Alisa Proctor, Human Resources, PotlachDeltic
  • Bailey Reed, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, Southern Aluminum
  • Robin Sronce, Dean at Rankin College of Business, Southern Arkansas University
  • Sophia Stephenson, Executive Director, Arkansas Environmental Education Association
  • Will Wood, Certified Public Accountant, Wood and Wood and representing Magnolia Rotary
  • Hayder Zghair, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Southern Arkansas University
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