November 8-9, 2023

Growing Together:

Inspiring the Next Generation of Farmers.

November 8-9, 2023
A Two-Day Conference for Black Farmers & Agricultural Professionals.

The First State African American Farmers’ Association (FSAAFA) partners with Delaware State University College of Agriculture, Science and Technology (CAST) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)- to create a conference that addresses the Needs of Today’s Black Farmer.

Paying homage to the Farmers Conference at Tuskegee University, the oldest event of its type in the nation, February 23, 1892. The First State African American Farmer’s Association seeks to have the first of its kind on the DSU campus this Fall. This conference will be a two-day educational forum that features tours, panel discussions, interactive demonstrations, and concurrent workshops.

2023 Delaware State University's Black Farmers' Conference November 8-9, 2023

2023 Delaware State University's Black Farmers' Conference November, 8-9, 2023

Our Black Farmers Face Unique Challenges.

Black Farmers operate at 70% of US peer-level farm revenue with a 14% operating margin gap versus their peers, before government payments 

While the role of the agriculture economy has grown, the share of Black farmers in the United States has declined over the last century.

Today, just 1.4% of farmers identify as Black or mixed race compared with about 14% 100 years ago. Representing less than 0.5 percent of total US farm sales

This conference is for you if you are…

A New Black Farmer

Black Farmers

5 years or more..

Student Interested in Agriculture

A Female

An Agriculture

Multi-Arce Black
Land Owner

Socially Disadvantaged Farmer

A Black Farmer in need of  Resources and Capital

What The Black Farmer Conference Offers You:

How to Navigate the USDA: Steps and Strategies & Skills for navigating the USDA systems and procedures.

Improving Black Farmers’ Access to Capital for equipment and resources for agricultural businesses.

Funding for Agricultural Businesses: How to access to Federal, State, local and municipal resources.

Women in Ag: Solutions to the challenges facing Female Farmers.

Hidden Obstacles: Ways to overcome structural racism regarding land and access to capital.

Stress Management: Strategies that assist Black Farmers.

Mental Health Awareness: The hidden challenges that effect the career farmer.

Farm Marketing: How to Increase product viability  and agricultural market access.

2023 Delaware State University's Black Farmers' Conference November 8-9, 2023

2023 Delaware State University’s Black Farmers’ Conference February 8-9, 2023