ALCDC

Arkansas Land and Community 
Development Corporation

2020 Diversity in AG. Conference


The Diversity in Agriculture Conference was held at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock February 27-28, 2020 with two hundred or more guests and organization representatives participating in the event. The conference was planned and executed as a special first of a kind event for the public. With all being said and done, the conference was all and more than planned. Arkansas Farm Bureau worked closely with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Arkansas Land and Community Development Corporation, the University of Arkansas, U of A Cooperative Extension Service, U of A-Pine Bluff and the National Center for Appropriate Technology in planning the event. The planned event was executed by design to bring together agriculture communities from across our state to network, gain knowledge of agriculture current and future practices, agricultural community economic development resources and provide higher education students an opportunity to explore the various fields in agriculture career opportunities. The conference allowed participants from throughout the state to explore opportunities through success stories and networking. It also fostered an expansion of public and private partnerships within agriculture, Arkansas’ largest industry sector.


The overall conference evaluation and comments provided the following results:

  • Great panelists; passionate about topics
  • Great heavy hitters-Sen. Boozman, Gov Hutchinson, Ar. Sec. of AG. Wes Ward
  • Great panelists for all the classes.
  • Please continue every year!
  • This conference was very informative, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere that was created by the staff and various speakers
  • This has been an exceptional conference.
  • Very well organized.
  • I found sessions informative and the speakers were well versed.
  • Great job!                                                                                                                                                  

As a first-time event, I am sure we can look forward for even greater ones in the future.


The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation has provided a brief summary of the events as well as video footage uploaded from  Arkansas Farm Bureau's official youtube page, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSp74J3CBqsbsT5Jy8qjCVA .

ALCDC is dedicated to sustaining rural communities

484 floyd brown drive

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

Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Contact

Phone:(870) 734-3005
Fax:(870) 734-4197

ADDRESS

533 Floyd Brown Drive

Fargo, AR 72021

To pay conference, sponsorship, or membership fees, please click on the Donate button below.

Membership Fees
$25.00    Single person ALFDC membership
$45.00      Single person ALFDC and ALCDC membership
$200.00   Organization ALFDC membership

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Partners


 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.