Minority Outreach

What is the purpose of Minority Outreach? The outreach program seeks to introduce minority forest (woodlands, woods, trees) land owners and their children to the various forestry programs and services available to them. It is also a concentrated effort to educate and encourage them to become good stewards of their land and to explore forestry as a career.

The AAD Forestry Commission has designated an Outreach Coordinator to lead the agency's outreach efforts. She can also assist you with scheduling landowner workshops, providing speakers for outreach meetings, local forestry contacts and more.

Outreach Coordinator

Evette Browning 

                      Office: (501) 219-6385                         

Cell: (501) 516-5684

Email: evette.browning@agriculture.arkansas.gov

1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR  72205

What's Going On In Outreach? 

The AAD Forestry Commission is proud to announce that we are one of partnering agencies with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) in an effort to clear up heir property barriers for forestland owners. UAPB submitted a grant and was awarded funding through the US Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Sustainable Forestry African American Land Retention Program. Under this program, Arkansas has a 3 year project called Keeping it in the Family and will offer this assistance to landowners in Columbia, Hempstead, Howard, Little River, Ouachita, Nevada and Union Counties.

Please click on the brochure below for more information.  

                                                                                                              Enrollment Form


Upcoming Outreach Events:

Keeping it in the Family Workshop
April 19, 2018
422 West Greenlawn
Prescott, AR  71857
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

8th Annual Small Scale Producer and Landowner Conference
April 26, 2018
Co-sponsored by Prairie View A&M University & University of AR at Pine Bluff
3222 W. 7th Street
Texarkana, TX
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Forest Woodland Owner Production Clinic

Keeping it in the Family Woodland Owner Field Day
May 2018

Keeping it in the Family (Exhibit & Meeting)
August 8-11, 2018
Tollette Community Homecoming

Media Resources 

Watch video of 2017 Rural Life Conference - Keeping it in the Family Workshop
Watch the Video