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THE ADVANCER:    News Bulletin, 

Issue 2


Summer Ed. 2021. 

PPP Eligibility 

Rules for the Self Employed-

 Including Farmers

Farmer's Guide to

Covid-19 Relief

3rd Edition 

Navigating Covid-19 Relief for Farmers


 GAP/GHP Training

 Arkansas Land & Community Development Corporation (ALCDC) provides technical assistance to alternative crop (vegetable) 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.

ALCDC offered a free produce safety training through the Produce Safety Alliance of Cornell University to the public where participants received their certification to offer Produce Safety Alliance's (PSA) (Cornell) standardized curriculum to train fresh produce growers.

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. 

ALCDC Upcoming Events


Arkansas Land and Community Development Corporation will be conducting Rural Community Economic Development Summits August 6, through October 29th  . These meetings will focus on: ‘Access Resources Through One USDA for Rural and Urban Community Economic Development’. The focus area will be supported by agency resource individuals specializing in agriculture, housing, and rural and urban community economic development. The events will be held on the following dates and locations:


September 23

ALCDC’s Heir's Property Summit

Virtual Presentation

Date:                               Thursday, September 23, 2021

Time:                                 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Address:                          Hardeman County Extension office 

210 Vildo Rd 

Bolivar, TN 38008

Registration Link:



September 30

ALCDC Hybrid Meeting In-Person/Virtual

Date:                               Thursday, September 30, 2021

Time:                                 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Address:                      Coahoma Community College 

3240 Friars Point Road

 Clarksdale, MS 38614

Registration Link:



January 27

Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation

 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting (Day 1)

Date:                               Thursday, January 27, 2022

Time:                                 9:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Address:                         ALFDC Conference Room

                                              484 Floyd Brown Drive

                                                    Fargo, AR 72021

  Registration Link:                                             


January 28

Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation

 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting (Day 2)

Date:                              Friday, January 28, 2022

Time:                                 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Address:                         ALFDC Conference Room

                                              484 Floyd Brown Drive

                                                    Fargo, AR 72021

                                                       Registration Link:

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SBA 2021 COVID-19

Economic Aid Overview

Give us a call or visit our office if you want to talk to one of our friendly and professional staff members. 


Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sat-Sun: Closed


Phone:(870) 734-3005

Fax:(870) 734-4197

[email protected]


533 Floyd Brown Drive

Fargo, AR 72021

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