An agricultural researcher will be delivering a lecture next week at the University of Arkansas on Native American agriculture.
Michael Kotutwa Johnson, a research associate with the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF), will deliver a lecture entitled “Continuity of Hopi Agriculture” as part of the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series. According to his NAAF bio, Johnson is a traditional Hop farmer who has delivered lectures on Hopi agricultural practices throughout his career.
Johnson holds a doctorate in natural resources from the University of Arizona, as well as a master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University. He previously served as a Natural Resource District Conservationist for the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, where he was assigned to the Hopi Reservation.
He is also a member of the Hopi Tribe in Northern Arizona.
The lecture will be held Monday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m., at the Plant Science Building Room 009, in Fayetteville. The lecture is free and open to the public.