Small-Scale Producer Conference Thursday, April 28, in Texarkana, Texas

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The 6th Annual Small-Scale Producer Conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, at the Southwest Center, Texarkana, Texas. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end around 3:30 p.m.

Sessions include managing timber for profit, Farm Service Agency (FSA) program education for small-scale producers, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) landowner resources for wildlife, spring management for cow/calf producers and using enterprise budgets to make better planning decisions.

The conference includes a complimentary lunch. Jeremy Huff, Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) state grazing land specialist, will be the luncheon speaker. Other presenters are Extension specialists and agents, a representative from FSA, an AGFC private lands biologist, and a county forester.

The Southwest Center is located at 3222 W. Seventh St., Texarkana, Texas. The Small-Scale Producer Conference is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Programs of Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences.

For special accommodations, additional information or to be included in the complimentary lunch count, contact Brandon Hawkins, PVAMU Extension agent, at (903) 628-6702 or Kandi Williams, UAPB Extension associate, at (903) 306-8663 or klwilliams4@uahoo.com.

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.

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