The Delta Regional Authority is making a $150,000 investment in a sustainable agriculture program in eastern 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.