Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), received an award from Carpenter’s Produce at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National African American History Month Observance recently.
Dr. English was one of four individuals honored. He received his award for his more than 20 years of working with the Carpenter family. The Carpenter Family was one of the original small farm families served by the UAPB Cooperative Extension Program.
Carpenter’s Produce began as a one-acre experiment by Abraham Carpenter Sr.’s wife Katie. Since then, Carpenter’s Produce has become the largest fresh market vegetable producers in Arkansas with nearly 1,500 acres in production. Abraham Carpenter Jr. of Carpenter Produce presented the award to Dr. English.
The Carpenters work closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the UAPB Cooperative Extension Program, and Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation.