2019 SC Black Farmers Conference

March 26, 2019

The SC Black Farmers Conference is an interactive one-day program that brings experts from across the country to South Carolina to explore the rich contributions Africans and African-Americans have made to modern agriculture and the opportunities that exist for active and new farmers. Our goal is to strengthen South Carolina’s capacity to build and maintain profitable farm models for small and socially disadvantaged black farmers across the state. New, budding and established farmers will benefit from engaging with successful farm/food access programs from around the country and networking with other black-led initiatives in South Carolina.

Farm Staff with Urban Growers Collective

March 29 - 30, 2020

Germaine Jenkins, CFO of Fresh Future Farm advocates for the strengthening of the Black farming and food entrepreneur industry. She created the SC Black Farmers Conference as an extension of that effort. The SC Black Farmers Conference (SCBFC) brings experts from across the country to share their critical information. The result is an expanded food literacy leveraged into a chance to connect and advocate around shared economic opportunity.

This year's theme is a Farm Family Reunion. Our mission is to grow farmers in community by:

  • creating a connected Black farmer and food entrepreneur advocacy network
  • providing tools, knowledge, and technical support to strengthen farming practices

  • building and cultivating inter-generational connections

  • celebrate and reinvigorate the rich tradition of Black farming

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