Dr. Marlin Ford is a native of Plain Dealing, La. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA and received a B.S. degree in Arts & Sciences. Dr. Ford later attended Southern University and A&M College where he received a M.S. in Education (Administration and Supervision), a M.S. in Urban Forestry, and Ph.D. in Urban Forestry & Natural Resources. Dr. Ford also went on to complete a M.P.A. in Public Administration concentrating in Public Management, State and Local Government, Human Resource Management, and Health Services Administration from Grambling State University.
His work with urban and rural land management was instrumental in the development of (5) mile nature trail located in the heart of Grambling, Louisiana. Dr. Ford also conducted research at the Southern University Agriculture Research & Extension Center as an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agricultural Systems.
Dr. Ford is now an Urban Agricultural Specialist at the Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center where his extensive background in research and outreach programs in urban agricultural practices will benefit the citizens of Louisiana.