NEW BEGINNINGS ~ FORWARD PROGRESS

Florida Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) was formed under the national Black Farmers and Agriculturalist Association organization of Tillary, North Carolina.  The Florida Chapter was organized as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation on April 2, 2011, thereby all donations and contributions are tax deductible. The National Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) was organized on issues and concerns of the black farmers in the United States and abroad back in 1997 under the continued direction of Gary Grant

Black Farmers Are Back And On the Rise

These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land. A few years ago, while clearing dried broccoli stalks from the tired soil of our land at Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York, I received a cold call from Boston. On the other end was a Black woman, unknown to me, who wanted to share her story of trying to make it as a farmer. Through tears, she explained the discrimination and obstacles she faced [...]

FAMU Perpetual Land Grant Cooperative in Brooksville, Florida

Tribune staff  Published: October 20, 2015 More than 3,800 acres of land and 19 buildings in Brooksville were transferred today to Florida A&M University from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. FAMU WEBSITE REFERENCES AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM'S TWITTER Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is touting the role he played in what’s being hailed as the largest land transfer ever from the federal government to a historically black college or university. “I’m proud to be writing the next chapter of the history of this university, thanks to your President’s [Elmira Mangum] leadership, [...]

“We need to expand more crops, employ more people, and leverage our global resources.”

Howard Gunn, Jr., BFAA of Florida

“All across the world we are building momentum for an influx of new growers anxious for an opportunity to relocate or do business with the USA.”

Abdul, Ammerigo Coffee

“We have to take a whole different approach in terms of development. The old model used for the small farmers in the past did not work”, Dr. Ridgley explained.

Dr. Ridgley, Muhammad Farms