C.J. Sentell, production manager of the Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, will discuss opportunities for growers to increase their incomes at a special meeting Friday, July 10, at the G.C. Johns Community Center Room at the old elementary school campus in Eudora, Arkansas. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
Sentell says that a niche market exists for pasture poultry, grass finished beef and forested pork. The Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative is seeking to meet market demands and growers are needed to do so, he says.
“Small producers are in a good position to fill this niche market,” says Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences and the Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, the meeting is free and open to any interested parties. Preregistration is requested as lunch will be provided. For more information, to preregister or if you have special needs, contact Travis Collins, UAPB Extension associate and meeting coordinator, at (870) 355-7007 or email cityofeudora.collins.gmail.com. The G.C. Johns Community Center is located at 901 Baker St. in Eudora.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Program offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.