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Tech farmer uses micro-livestock to restart family traditions on centennial land

Four goats and a donkey bush hog family history back into view. Undergrowth blanket where 19th- and 20th-century kin folk of the Hicks household...

7 scarring facts, figures about America’s Black Belt Region people

It’s a documented tract of high-yielding land. And if you were white, an opportunity for agricultural growth — continuous wealth. America’s Black Belt Region...

Branding strategies BFN applied to position farmer Sedrick Rowe for national exposure [checklist]

Georgia farmer Sedrick Rowe grows crops as if they’re an outdoor art. His green thumb is simply genius. And he’s one of only a...

15 COVID resources Black farmers should know about, act on

BFN wants to keep you in the know about resources that can help you and your farm during COVID-19. As relevant information becomes available,...

Volunteer State farmer flips lawn into sustainable poultry operation

Buy processed chicken strips for $20 a bag or go home empty-handed. Those were Vincent Padgett Sr.’s grocery meat options during the global pandemic....

Female farmer produces hemp history in South Georgia

She pushes. He pulls. They both use their bodyweight to heave the makeshift hemp seed dispenser across lumpier soil. Sweat scampers down their melanin-filled...

This first-year livestock farmer forecasts promise in cattle, COVID

They spring from the family's Polaris 4-wheeler already knowing the day's duties. Mariah refills the water troughs. Makinzi replenishes the gatefeeders. The 11- and...

Dr. Womack joins original podcast series ‘The Homecomers’

blackfarmersnetwork2019 · The Homecomers: On the richness of rural and a new generation of farmers Dr. Veronica Womack Doesn’t it feel good when you know...

Retired research farmer speaks out about decades of federal land discrimination to caution younger producers

Donnie McCrary’s youthful eyes and ears witnessed the outdoor altercation. His father, Turner McCrary, confronted land owner Sam Grice about receiving minimum wage. It’s...

Military vet returns home, renews family pine farm

Dontavius Jones dune buggies down Smothers Road. He hooks an immediate left onto a bumpier-riding Lower 5 Points Road. A few yards into his...

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