Native American Agriculture Fund's Johnson Speaking for Crop Science Seminar Series

Michael Kotutwa Johnson, research associate with the Native American Agriculture Fund.
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Michael Kotutwa Johnson, research associate with the Native American Agriculture Fund.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Michael Kotutwa Johnson, research associate with the Native American Agriculture Fund, is the guest speaker for Monday's Spring Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series.

Johnson's lecture is "Continuity of Hopi Agriculture."

He is speaking at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, in Plant Science Building Room 009. His presentation is open to everyone on campus.

Johnson is a member of the Hopi Tribe in Northern Arizona. He is a traditional farmer and practitioner, and has presented many lectures on the topic of Hopi dryland farming — a practice of his people for more than two mellennia.

Johnson, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment, focuses primarily on Indigenous Agriculture Knowledge as it relates to conservation and subsistence farming.

His most recent work, Barriers to PES programs in Indigenous communities: A lesson in land tenure insecurity from the Hopi Indian reservation has been published in Ecosystem Services.

The NAAF provides grants to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services to support Native farmers and ranchers. It is the largest philanthropic organization devoted solely to serving the Native American farming and ranching community.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 3 percent of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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