Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
A Keeping It in the Family Sustainable Forestry workshop is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 660 Highway 79S in Magnolia.
Topics will include a brief overview of the “Keeping It in the Family” Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention (SFLR) program; selecting the right conservation practices for your timber stand; the forestry stewardship program for private landowners; and resources available, some through SFLR, for estate planning, wills and resolving heir property issues.
In 1920 African Americans farmers owned 15.6 million acres of farm land nationally, in 2012 African Americans farmers owned 4.6 million acres of farm land nationally, said Dr. English.
This is a dinner meeting. Pre-registration is requested. If you have special needs or to be included in the mail count, contact Kandi Williams, SFLR outreach coordinator, at (903) 306-8663, or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kellye Luckett at (870) 575-7226.
The SFLR program is part of the Keeping It in the Family forest conservation model which is a collaboration of federal, state, local private and community-based organizations to help keep private forestlands in families.
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