Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 15

#114 | A management plan without clear title is like putting the cart before the horse

June 5, 2019 | Evette Browning

Evette Browning is Outreach Coordinator for the Arkansas Agriculture Department, where she helps ensure that African American landowners are getting the support they need from the Department’s many services, including the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention program. On this show, Evette shares the types of barriers landowners have historically faced and how people in the community can help others turn their land into a family asset. Listen now and share with others today!

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] A message from Leadership Nature.

[2:25] A quick intro about Evette’s background.

[3:40] How does Evette support the SFLR program?

[6:40] What are some of the things Evette can help landowners with?

[8:35] Evette shares some success stories about some people she’s worked with.

[11:15] What kinds of barriers have landowners faced?

[17:25] In the past, African American landowners would verbally pass on their land, often not using wills or estate plans.

[21;05] What advice does Evette have for landowners?

[23:30] How do landowners find Evette’s services?

[27:05] Where can people go to find SFLR resources?

[28:55] How can natural resource professionals help landowners?

[37:15] How can people help Evette make her job more effective?

[41:10] Landowners, take advantage of this opportunity while it’s still available!

Mentioned in This Episode:

Evette’s email: Evette.Browning@agriculture.arkansas.gov

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)

Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Minority Outreach

UAPB Keeping it in the Family

Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts

Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation

Arkansas Forestry Commission

More information on USDA NRCS: Nrcs.usda.gov


Evette on LinkedIn



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