Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 11
May 8, 2019 | Darryl Shelton
Darryl Shelton is the trustee of the family farm that’s owned by himself and his brother and sisters in Macon County, Alabama. He has a background as a design engineer, but he’s determined to turn his father’s property into a family legacy. Darryl is a self-educated forest land manager, but his journey to get there wasn’t always easy. Find out more on this week’s show!
[1:00] A message from Leadership Nature.
[1:40] A quick intro about Darryl’s background.
[3:10] How did Darryl first get introduced to his forest land?
[4:40] Darryl explains a bit about his family history.
[13:50] How did Darryl find the resources he needed to maintain his forest land?
[23:15] Darryl credits Alex Harvey for helping him through the process!
[29:30] What were the steps Darryl took to start putting the forest land to work?
[37:15] What has been the most rewarding part about taking on these new responsibilities?
[46:10] What’s next for Darryl?
Mentioned in This Episode:
Website for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities: Usendowment.org
More information on the SFLR Program: Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR)
More information on USDA NRCS: Nrcs.usda.gov
Alex’s website: Legacylandmanagement.org
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