Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
The first session of the New Farmers Academy is set for Tuesday, March 19, at the S.J. Parker Agricultural Research Center Conference Room on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).
The first session, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., will concentrate on farm business planning, record keeping, enterprise selection, cash flow projects and selecting suitable soil sites.
The program is designed to provide farm training to individuals interested in becoming farmers or agriculture entrepreneurs. Ideal candidates are those new to agriculture, those who wish to transition to agriculture from another field such as military service or private sector work or those looking for a post-retirement opportunity, Dr. Henry English, head of the UAPB Small Farm Program, said.
For more information on topics and dates of other sessions, contact Stephan Walker at (870) 575-7237. If interested in attending or if you have special needs, contact the Small Farm Program at (870) 575-7226 or 7237.
The S.J. Parker Agricultural Research Center is located at 2101 Oliver Road off University Avenue in Pine Bluff. 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.