2015 Model State Program

Project Overview

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2015: $11,111.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2018
Grant Recipient: University of Arkansas- Pine Bluff
Region: Southern
State: Arkansas
State Coordinator:
Dr. Henry English
University of Arkansas- Pine Bluff


  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: greens (leafy), sweet potatoes, Southern peas, Cowpeas
  • Animals: goats, poultry


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage, cover crops, crop rotation, high tunnels or hoop houses, nutrient management
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, business planning
  • Pest Management: chemical control, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, mulching - plastic

    Project objectives:

    To continue the Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Board and meet on an annual or semiannual basis so that they may be able provide input toward state SARE activities.


    To enhance the skills and abilities of agents and agriculture professionals to equip farmers with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary for successful sustainable farming enterprises.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.