UAPB Accepting Applications for Beginning Farmers Class

Will Hehemann School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

The Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is accepting applications for its Beginning Farmers Class, Dr. Henry English, head of the program, said. Intended for individuals who have operated a farm for 10 years or less consecutively, the course will consist of seven monthly workshops, starting on March 28 and ending on September 26.

Crop and livestock producers in east, southeast and southwest Arkansas are eligible for the program. Course topics include agriculture business, soils and soil health, crop and livestock production, pest control and services offered by U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies. The program will also include field demonstrations and farm tours. Participants will be provided information about all services offered by the Small Farm Program, including one-on-one assistance through site visits and consultations to help with business and conservation planning.

Dr. English said the course will be held virtually due to social distancing guidelines related to the pandemic. However, if the situation improves, some sessions may be offered face-to-face.

For information on how to participate, farmers should contact Karen Lee, UAPB Extension assistant, at or (870) 575-7225.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all 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.

5 thoughts on “UAPB Accepting Applications for Beginning Farmers Class

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  2. I am a land owner, but would like to know more about what takes place with those individuals leasing our land. Also, any information on what we as land owners need to know or do differently.

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