Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
A Keeping it in the Family (KIITF) Sustainable Forestry Meeting is set for 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 26, at the Little River County Training School, 40 W. Wood Street in Ashdown, Arkansas.
Joe Friend, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff forester, and Shane Booth, a forester with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, will be among the presenters discussing programs and services available through the KIITF project.
This is a dinner meeting. Pre-registration is requested. If you have special needs or wish to be included in the meal count, contact Kandi Williams, Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention (SFLR) outreach coordinator, at (903) 306-8663 or email@example.com.
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.
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, said Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
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