EXPOSING YOUTH AND THE COMMUNITY TO AGRISCIENCE

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Welcome to BellAgSci

Bell Community Services, Inc. (BCS), chartered on 1/3/07, is a not-for-profit 501©(3) Arkansas Corporation, headquartered in St. Louis, with a branch office in Forest City, AR. We collaborate with urban school districts, colleges and non-profit groups to promote science-based agricultural education, assist students to explore and discover agribusiness career opportunities and to graduate from college ready for career success.

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Our Accomplishments

2007 - With a grant from the Monsanto Fund, BCS developed an in-school, co-curricular, career exploration program, called FARMY (Future Agricultural Resources for Minority Youth). This established a collaboration with the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Chapter of MANRRS, which provided 3 college students as interns to assist 3 high school teachers from 3 urban school districts in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas metro area.

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Our Motivations

2008 - The Monsanto Fund grant was renewed for Pine Bluff. The teachers, schools, college interns and students returned to participate. Also, in Bolivar County, MS, a Summer garden project, called Planting a Seed, was approved by the West Bolivar School District Superintendent, with help from Congressman Bennie Thompson. The project received TV and Print media coverage. 2009 - BCS identified a need...

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