Heir Property Barriers Topic of Sustainable Forestry Workshop April 8

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

img0507Heir Property Barriers will be the main topic at the “Keeping It in the Family” Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention (SFLR) workshop Saturday, April 8, at the Lafayette County High School Cafeteria in Stamps, Arkansas. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m.

Topics include estate planning, wills, clearing titles on heir property, conservation programs that assist in improving forestland, managing forestland for profit and forest management plan.

In 1920 African American farmers owned 15.6 million acres of farm land nationally; by 2012, the acreage had shrunk to only 4.6 million acres nationally, said Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

A complimentary lunch will be served. Pre-registration is requested. If you have special needs or wish to be included in the luncheon count, contact Kandi Williams, SFLR outreach coordinator, at (903) 306-8663 or klwilliams4@yahoo.com or Kellye Luckett at (870) 575-7226.

The Lafayette County High School Cafeteria is located at 1209 Alexander Lane in Stamps.

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.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to 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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