Educating the Next Generation of Florida Black Farmers to Thrive

 

Florida Chapter of Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association

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BFAA – FL was founded in 2011 to help black farmers remain financially viable in order to maintain and keep their farms and land. The Pigford and Black Farmer’s lawsuits recognized that black farmers have been systematically discriminated against and that this discrimination has resulted in outright devastation and destruction to the number of black farmers nationwide. At the forefront of our organization is the mission of rebuilding black farmers so that they not only can survive but thrive.

Our education and outreach initiatives are centered around:

  1. teaching members modern farming techniques;
  2. providing financial planning and awareness;
  3. advocating for changes in laws that continue to discriminate against minorities;
  4. educating members regarding legal issues;
  5. direct farm-to-customer selling techniques; and
  6. advising members regarding new crops.

Addressing Farmer Concerns

  • Black Land Loss
  • Black Farmers Lawsuit
  • Hemp Farming
  • Biotechnology in the 21st Century
  • Farm Funding
  • Network Buying Club
  • Black Youth Development

Member Benefits

  • Technical Assistance
  • Discounted Products
  • Banking/Loan Preference
  • Grant Funding
  • Free Marketing Promotions
  • Newsletter
  • Discount Card

Organization Structure

BFAA-Florida Chapter Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized as a 501(c)(3) entity.

LEGACY: Next Generation Black Farmers Understanding Our History

Our Commitment 

We are committed to sustainable farming and innovative agriculture practices which preserve the cultural and biological diversity, the ecological balance of the local environment. With a core focus on family, we offer direct and extended support in the following service areas:

 

  • Membership/Technical Assistance
  • Marketing and Logistics
  • Advocacy
  • Health & Wellness
  • Farm Funding Options/Micro-lending
  • New Farmers Support
  • Pop-Up Farmers Market

Health and Wellness

We believe no family deserves to go hungry, and no food should end up in a landfill. This is why we hope to distribute fresh food across our great city for free. Your support will help us donate fresh fruits and vegetables from Florida’s farmers and putting it into the hands of the hundreds of low-income families in need of nutritious food.

US Black Farmers

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Own Black Farmland

Florida Black Farmers

"My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher but everyday, three times a day, you need a farmer."

 

–  Brenda Schoepp,   Farmer | Author | Mentor | Internatonal Speaker

Special Events

Friday, 12 June 2020 @ 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

WEBINAR: Ag Outlook Webinar 

We will be hosting a free webinar on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. (EDT). Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert will provide an updated ag outlook, which includes information from USDA’s June World Ag Supply & Demand (WASDE) report.

Registration is free and can be submitted with the form on this page. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the webinar live at its scheduled time. Those unable to join live can register to receive a follow-up email after the webinar to download the slides and view the recording at their convenience.

Corn and Soybean Price Outlook

26 -28 Jan 2021

International Production & Processing Expo 2021    Atlanta, Georgia

“World’s Largest Trade Show for Poultry, Meat and Feed Industry”
The International Production and Processing Expo is the worlds largest poultry, meat, and feed industry event of its kind. It will focus on Innovation bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services to make your business successful.

Latest from the Blog

Let’s talk about the things that matter most to black farmers in the State of Florida, in the USA and in the world.

There were nearly a million black farmers in 1920. Why have they disappeared?

There were nearly a million black farmers in 1920. Why have they disappeared?

John Boyd Jr’s grandfather Thomas, the son of a slave, slept with the deed to his farm under his mattress. He worried constantly that his land would be taken from him.

Twenty miles away and three generations later, Boyd lives on his own 210-acre farm, in a big white colonial house with rows of soybeans that go almost up to the front door, like other people have grass. One hundred cattle, a cluster of guinea hogs, three goats and a small herding dog named Fatso, whom Boyd calls his best friend, live there.

He feels more secure on his plot of land than Thomas did. But Boyd is an aberration.

The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms and Food Gardens

The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms and Food Gardens

Black owned farms make up less than 2 percent of all farms in the United States.

According to a recent report, Black farmers lost 80 percent of their farmland from 1910 to 2007, often because they lacked access to loans or insurance needed to sustain their businesses.

The report mentions the “long and well-documented history of discrimination against Black farmers by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).”

Florida Black Farmers Announce New Chapter President

Florida Black Farmers Announce New Chapter President

BLACK FARMERS AND AGRICULTURALISTS ASSOCIATION - FLORIDA CHAPTER ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF ITS NEW PRESIDENT Ronald Burton is elected President of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association - Florida Chapter  Ocala, Fl – The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists...

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