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Black Farming: Beyond 40 Acres and a Mule
September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on September 12, 2020 at 9:00 am
This event is FREE and open to the public.
People of African descent have a long agricultural tradition. In spite of their forced farm labor under chattel slavery in the Americas, in emancipation most African Americans returned to this tradition as independent farmers or sharecroppers. This conference will be discussing the influential history of black farmers in Ohio with an emphasis on the strength of community, preparing the next generation of underrepresented farmers for the future, and cultivating the cooperative business model to promote healthy farming and sustainable businesses. There will be keynote addresses, breakout sessions, networking, a resource fair, and more!
Keynote Speakers: Anna-Lisa Cox, author of The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality and Terry Cosby, USDA – NRCS.
Other speakers include Kevin McGruder, Ph.D. and Cornelius Blanding, President of the Federation of Southern Cooperative.
Sponsored by Community Solutions, Antioch College, and The Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
Free event, registration required. Ticketing and event information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-farming-beyond-40-acres-and-a-mule-tickets-107866166608