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.

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Long Legacy of Institutional Racism for Area Black Farmers

Long Legacy of Institutional Racism for Area Black Farmers

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“Justice” Bill Would Transfer Up to 32 Million Acres to Black Farmers

“Justice” Bill Would Transfer Up to 32 Million Acres to Black Farmers

Black-owned farmland could expand sevenfold under a bill filed by three Democratic senators on Thursday to reverse decades of discriminatory practices by the Agriculture Department, sometimes called “the last plantation.” The Justice for Black Farmers Act would enable Black farmers to acquire up to 160 acres apiece at no charge through a USDA system of land grants.

Under the bill, an Equity Commission would study the legacy of discrimination at the USDA and suggest reforms that could reach the farmer-elected county committees that help guide operations at local USDA offices. An independent board would hear appeals of civil rights complaints decided by USDA officials.

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