The mission of the Florida chapter in addition to national’s goals will be to educate and train ranchers and farmers on the latest techniques of farming for economic improvement and self-independence all the while promoting and marketing their products and providing cultural fellowship.
The Florida state chapter of the national Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association organized to support and advocate for issues and concerns of Black Farmers across the US and abroad. Our Vision is to recruit Black Farmers throughout the state of Florida and offer a support system and marketing tools for international trade and strategic partnerships.
From the newly freed enslaved of 1863 to today’s black farmers, African-Americans throughout the Americas have fought to acquire and maintain land and culture and have encountered crippling obstacles along the way.
- In 1910, nearly one million black farmers in the U.S. owned a total of 15 million acres; by 1969 they held only 6 million acres.
- In 1920, blacks owned 14% of the nation’s farms; today, there are only 18,000 black farmers, representing less than 1% of all farms.
So what happened? This is where we continue the journey.