Arkansas Land and Community Development Corporation

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 GAP/GHP Training

 Arkansas Land & Community Development Corporation (ALCDC) is offering specialized produce safety training through the Produce Safety Alliance of Cornell University on May 22 & 23 in Fargo, Arkansas.  Participants who attend and receive their certification are able to offer Produce Safety Alliance's (PSA) (Cornell) standardized curriculum to train fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the Food Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) & Good Handling Practices (GHP) are component tools of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection requirements of commercial growers to sell to Walmart/Kroger.

 Successful completion of the full two-day PSA TTT allows you to deliver curriculum modules as a trainer in a PSA Grower Training under the direction of a PSA Lead Trainer. The partnership with Cornell is a concerted effort on behalf of ALCDC to show Growers how alternative crops can become viable Business Enterprises in Eastern Arkansas with proper technical assistance and advice. 

This initiative is in conjunction with ALCDC's proposed Unifying Farmers Outreach (UFO) Demonstration Project which demonstrates the use of innovative technologies and approaches to address natural resource concern in alternative crop production and marketing.

If there are any additional questions, please do not hesitate in contacting Van Banks & Albert Jones @ 870-734-3005.  The Training is Free but, registration is required. Below is the site registration and ALCDC has covered all the costs with our collaborative partners.

Press Release

Attention: Farmers, Ranchers, Landowners, Veterans & Members

Arkansas Land and Community Development Corporation (ALCDC) in conjunction with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s (UAPB) Keeping It in The Family invites you to our 1st Annual Spring-Break Community Economic Development Summit Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Stamps, Arkansas. 

The Summit is being held at the Lafayette County High School Cafeteria, located at 1209 Alexander Lane, Stamps, AR. Registration begins at 9:30 am with the Summit beginning at 10:00 am promptly. This year’s Summit theme is, “Addressing Heir Property Barriers,” as related to community economic development.

This year’s Summit agenda has been designed to bring together rural and urban farmers, beginning farmers, veterans, rural residents, government agencies, elected officials, rural business and faith/community based organizations interested in the sustainable economic recovery and renewal of our rural and urban agriculture underserved and unserved communities. 

Lunch is being provided at no cost along with One-on-One consultations’ for those individuals interested.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or need any additional information. You may contact Albert Jones at (870) 734-3005 or by email at [email protected] or visit our website at


ALCDC is dedicated to sustaining rural communities

Give us a call if you want to talk to one of our friendly and professional staff members. Our office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. Monday -Friday or call (870) 870-734-3005 or email us at [email protected]

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Arkansas Land and Community Development Corporation

533 Floyd Brown Drive, P.O. Box 907 Brinkley, AR 72021

(870) 734-3005

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