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Outreach 2008 Annual Report

Outreach in Arkansas 2008

Highlights - 2008

  • Heifer International - assisted with conducting workshops for limited resource livestock producers
  • East Arkansas Enterprise Community - gave three workshops on NRCS wildlife programs to underserved groups
  • Farmers Markets - provided marketing opportunities for organic and other niche product producers
  • Completed a crop budget for sweet potatoes
  • NRCS staff attended meetings at Arkansas Land and Farm Cooperation to discuss Farm Bill updates
  • Provided a display and information at the Women in Agriculture conference
  • Developed an agreement with the Osage Tribe
  • Limited Resource Farmers and minority needs were addressed through specific funding categories
  • Provided program training workshops at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Rural Life Conference and Arkansas Land Farm Development Corporation
  • Increased the amount of Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding for alternative crops

2002-2008 funding by program for limited resource, socially disadvantaged, female and beginning farmers or ranchers:

Program

Asian Female

Asian Male

Black Female

Black Male

Native American Female

Native American Male

Pacific Islander Male

White Female

EQIP

$537,260

$3,037,500

$578,760

$3,032,570

$50,000

$286,700

$71,700

$19,875,670

WHIP

  $18,900 $3,000         $680,255

CSP

 

$120,170

$1,009,500

$1,097,388

$4,760

 

$120,170

$41,488,600

Totals

$537,260

$3,176,570

$1,591,260

$4,129,958

$54,760

$286,700

$191,870

$62,044,525

2008 funding by program for limited resource, socially disadvantaged, female and beginning farmers or ranchers:

Program Asian Female Asian Male Black Female Black Male Native American Female White Female
EQIP $67,400 $223,800 $59,000 $859,100   $3,303,300
WHIP     $3,000     $128,700
CSP         $4,760 $13,100
Totals $67,400 $223,800 $62,000 $859,100 $4,760 $3,445,100