With our objectives being in direct correlation with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, the Forestry Division and other preservation offices, Oglesby Acres' mission is to aid in protecting the natural land, and the habitat that enjoy them; while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship and conservation for future generations.
Located in the Central territory of Arkansas, the Natural State has lush mountains, valleys, dense woodland, fertile plains, abundant wildlife, and clear lakes and streams (see Canady Stream below).
Special thank you to James and Genetter Bradley (Uncle Jim & Aunt Net) for having the foresight to keep the land in the family. Genetter, Sherita's aunt, is the 4th daughter of Elnora and Earnst McCluney. Sherita's mother, Leola McCluney-Goff, was the second daughter, and Isaac and Cythia's granddaughter.
Preserving a Great Post Oak . . . while honoring the Canady Family Heritage!
Ray Oglesby and Skyler Bennett checking out the vegetation.
Below is the Canady Branch Stream, named after our family, which is located in Conway County Arkansas, just 5 minutes from Oglesby Acres.
Skyler and Sherita Herring-Oglesby
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Standing like a gentle giant for more than an estimated 200 years, we're hoping to preserve this great Post Oak, that has a major crack and is hollowing from the inside-out. Growing on our Canady family acreage, now under Oglesby Acres programs, we're sure if this beauty could talk, it would have a lot of memorable stories to tell about the Canady ancestry.
Skyler Bennett, from the Arkansas Forestry Department, visited and offered his vast knowledge about the Post Oak and the surrounding vegetation. OA is looking forward to upcoming educational programs that will be provided by the local Department of Agriculture, Forestry and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Land Conservation and Habitat Education
Oglesby Acres (OA), now owned and operated by Ray & Sherita Oglesby, is literally nestled in the heart of Arkansas. Through various collaborations, OA will provide youth and community programs on the preserved Canady acreage (family-owned for about 150 years). Pictured are Sherita's Great Grandparents, Isaac and Cynthia Canady. Isaac was born in 1888, and in his early 20s, built the house and barn on the property (land initially owned by his father). They had 14 children, in which one was Sherita's grandmother, Elnora Canady-McCluney, the 6th child born in 1917.
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