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Outreach 2009 Annual Report

Outreach in Arkansas 2009

Highlights - 2009

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
     

2002-2009 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

$600,255

$3,412,922

$620,979

$3,610,479

$88,407

$351,420

$71,700

$21,316,445

WHIP

 

$18,900

$3,000

   

$21,991

 

$858,002

CSP

 

$120,170

$1,009,500

$1,097,388

$4,760

 

$120,170

$41,488,600

Totals

$600,266

$3,552,062

$1,633,479

$4,707,867

$93,113

$373,411

$191,870

$63,663,057

2009 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

White Female

EQIP

$62,995*

$375,492*

$42,219**

$577,909**

$33,407

$64,720

$1,440,775***

WHIP

         

$21,991

$177,747

Totals

$62,995

$375,492

$42,219

$577,909

$33,407

$86,711

$1,618,522

*Unknown Asian - $9,887; **Unknown Black - $32,213; ***Unknown White - $2,817,084