Arkansas is an agricultural state. From the earliest times, agriculture has been a foundation of Arkansas’s economy and society. Working the land has provided a living—sometimes ample, other times meager—for successive generations of Arkansans.
- Lauren Willette, Ph.D. Candidate in Heritage Studies, ASU "Women Farmers in Arkansas"
- Dr. Adam Long, Executive Director of Arkansas State University's Heritage Sites, ASU "Delta Agricultural History and the Arkansas State University's Heritage Sites"
- Dr. Gary Edwards, Associate Professor of History, ASU "A White Yeoman and a Black Overseer: Farming in Freedom and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Arkansas"
Lunch will be provided. Teachers who attend will be able to earn up to three credits of professional development.
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The symposium will take place at the Carl Reng Student Union on the campus of Arkansas State University Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.