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Delta Regional Authority puts $150,000 into east Arkansas

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 17, 2013 at 7:10 a.m.

FORREST CITY — The Delta Regional Authority is making a $150,000 investment in a sustainable agriculture program in east Arkansas.

The group is planning a Wednesday event in Forrest City to mark the start of the funding.

Officials say the money will help East Arkansas Enterprise Community Inc. to work with Arkansas Delta Seeds of Change to assist 100 farmers in the region. The program will assist farmers and entrepreneurs through job training, financial planning, access to equipment and product marketing.

The Wednesday event is set for 2:30 p.m. at East Arkansas Enterprise Communities' site on Airport Road.

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