Farmer Stories

01
Dec

5 holiday foods Black Belt slaves, farmers popularized

African-American’s culinary contributions to the country started on plantations. In the South. In the nation’s Black Belt Region. Black slaves…

18
Oct

The rural politician pushing an agriculture, academic-driven agenda

It’s hard to picture the 25- to 30-year-old pecan grove’s potential at first glance. Thick, heavily twisted vines; random roadside…

11
Oct

Kaneisha Miller + EM Farms

Major east-west route U.S. Hwy 80 once served as an early auto trail across the Southern part of the…

08
Oct

Jon Jackson + Comfort Farms

The daybreak air is breezy. The chickens are already clucking. And Georgia farmer Jon Jackson smiles and waves as vehicles…

23
Sep

Gardener Ruth West’s tips for turning a backyard into a business

She cares for her mints over here. Spices over there. Fruit trees — guava, peach, pear, banana, apple and persimmons…

08
Sep

Sedrick Rowe + Rowe Organic Farm

They’re high in protein. Low in carbs. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Peanuts are the perfect seed-of-a-pill for maintaining…

10
Jun

Grad students’ goat research seeks healthier solutions for farmers

What’s the most nutritious, low-cost feed farmers should use on today’s goat farms? Graduate student Victoria Fitchett, 27, has spent…

10
May

National ag program unites black farmers of African Diaspora

Black Farmers' Network | Dr. Veronica Womack |St. Thomas farming couple Alcedo, 67, and Anna, 62, Frances on rural Georgia grant tour.

On-the-field, co-op training connects Southern, island farmhands

09
Apr

All-female farming family unearths 1920s textile goldmine

Black Farmers' Network | Dr. Veronica Womack | All-female farming family unearths 1920s textile goldmine

The Peach State’s only museum owned, operated by three generations of African-American farming women

26
Mar