The Delta Cultural Center (DCC) announces the location change of the Community Economic Development Summit presented in Partnership with Arkansas Land & Community Development Corporation (ALCDC) on Thursday, April 19, 2018 to the Beth El Heritage Hall, 406 Perry St. Helena, Arkansas 72342.  Registration for the Summit begins at 9:30 a.m. and opening session will start at 10:00 am. ALCDC & DCC regrets any inconvenience the previous Press Release may have caused.

Over the past thirty seven (37) years, ALCDC’s program services delivery has been dedicated toward supporting equal access and service delivery to economically challenged rural communities.

ALCDC’s successful programmatic partnership approaches have experienced many successes in housing and economic development, family farm retention and youth services. ALCDC’s vision and commitment, along with partnerships, supporters, and friends continue our process for addressing the many challenges and needs for the underserved and underprivileged in rural areas.

Representatives from United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Service, Farm Service Agency and Rural Development will present on their available services.

Summit Agenda Summary:

•ALCDC’s New & Beginning Farmers & Ranchers (Veterans) Program

•Micro-Urban Farming

•Conservation Risk Management Practices for Limited Resource & Historically Underserved Farmers, Ranchers & Landowners

•Equality and Equity Resource Opportunities for Heir Property and Housing

Participants who may want to meet on an individual basis regarding our Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program, heir property and technical production practices may engage immediately after the Summit for One-On-One Consultations with ALCDC Staff.  If you have additional questions, please contact Mary Harris or Mykela Sparkman at (870) 734-3005. This year’s Summit has been designed very specifically to farming & ranching and community economic development needs.