HENRY ENGLISH, director of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) and assistant professor, has been reappointed by Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to the USDA Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.

The committee advises the secretary of agriculture on ways to encourage federal and state beginning farmers' programs to provide joint financing to qualified farmers and ranchers and to look for methods to help create new farming or ranching opportunities.

English will serve for two years.