Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance We are a Mississippi Non-Profit Corporation formed by a group of black farmers and land owners. We are a Mississippi Non-Profit Corporation formed by a group of black farmers and land owners who saw a need within the farming community for us to come together as a group to address issues facing minority and socially disadvantaged farmers and rural communities.

Goals:
1) Provide agricultural education and farm management to socially disadvantaged and minority farmers

2) Assist local farmers and communities in rural development

3) Increase/maintain minority land ownership

4) Work with local farmers to provide fresh vegetables and produce to our communities, schools and healthcare facilities

5) Work with local farmers and communities to establish a far

Goals:
1) Provide agricultural education and farm management to socially disadvantaged and minority farmers

2) Assist local farmers and communities in rural development

3) Increase/maintain minority land ownership

4) Work with local farmers to provide fresh vegetables and produce to our communities, schools and healthcare facilities

5) Work with local farmers and communities to establish a far

Operating as usual

11/16/2017
Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter

What if your kids don't want your farm? What happens to the American dream?

High Tunnel
04/12/2017

High Tunnel

High Tunnel

01/21/2017
01/21/2017

Ms. Eloris Speight, Director of SDFR Policy Research Center, Alcorn State University

01/21/2017

David Watkins, Up In Farms Food Hub

01/21/2017

Dr. Walter Hill, Dean of College of Agriculture, Tuskegee University

01/21/2017

Carolyn G. Jones
Director
MMFA

01/21/2017

3rd Annual Saving Rural America Small Farmers Conference - Mr. Cliff Parker, AgRAEIS / USDA

12/22/2016
Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance

Black buying power is projected to reach $1.2 trillion this year and $1.4 trillion by 2020, according to a report from the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth. That’s 275 percent growth since 1990, when black buying power was $320 billion. Already black consumers represent the largest consumers of color group in the marketplace, the report shows. That trend will continue as the country becomes more diverse, driven in part by growth in immigration from the Caribbean and Africa. #my40acres

07/28/2016

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Farm Storage Facility Loan Webinar will be held Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. EDT. The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program provides low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade permanent or portable facilities to store commodities. Learn how this program may be able to help your operation. Register.

Applications for the AgrAbility program are being accepted through August 2, 2016. The program increases the likelihood that farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities will experience success in agricultural production. AgrAbility supports projects between State Cooperative Extension System and private non-profit disability organizations that work in partnership to provide agricultural education and assistance directed at accommodating disability in farm operations for individuals with disabilities, and their families, who engage in farming and farm-related occupations.

Registration is open for the 7th National Small Farm Conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Virginia State University's College of Agriculture and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. The conference will be held Sept. 20-22. Multiple short courses will be available along with oral and poster paper presentations, exhibits and educational tours in and around Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more or register today.

Watch the foods you choose carefully!!!
07/28/2016
The Farmacy

Watch the foods you choose carefully!!!

Here's a massive, master list of the companies who refuse to use GMOs:

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance
05/10/2016
Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance

Before the “food justice” movement existed in the United States, Black farmers in the Mississippi Delta were cooperating to feed the community. Raised by farmers in that movement, Chris Bolden-Newsome assumed that growing food was something everybody did and was shocked to find otherwise when he moved north. He now manages a 50-bed community garden in his current home of Philadelphia, where he reconnects Black people to their agricultural heritage.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/after-a-century-in-decline-black-farmers-are-back-and-on-the-rise-20160505

Before the “food justice” movement existed in the United States, Black farmers in the Mississippi Delta were cooperating...
05/10/2016
After a Century in Decline, Black Farmers Are Back and on the Rise

Before the “food justice” movement existed in the United States, Black farmers in the Mississippi Delta were cooperating to feed the community. Raised by farmers in that movement, Chris Bolden-Newsome assumed that growing food was something everybody did and was shocked to find otherwise when he moved north. He now manages a 50-bed community garden in his current home of Philadelphia, where he reconnects Black people to their agricultural heritage.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/after-a-century-in-decline-black-farmers-are-back-and-on-the-rise-20160505

These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.

New #farmers at #mississippi #MinorityFarmers Alliance. Join us in 2016 for a fabulous year. The harvest is ripe!
04/18/2016

New #farmers at #mississippi #MinorityFarmers Alliance. Join us in 2016 for a fabulous year. The harvest is ripe!

Tucker Produce - a proud Member of MMFA
04/03/2016

Tucker Produce - a proud Member of MMFA

High Tunnel

DID YOU KNOW?:Yesterday, representatives of Mississippi's #soybean industry met - one of the state's top commodities. In...
03/16/2016

DID YOU KNOW?:
Yesterday, representatives of Mississippi's #soybean industry met - one of the state's top commodities. In 2015, about 105 million bushels of soybeans were produced on more than 3000 Mississippi #farms. #blackfarmers

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with representatives of Mississippi's soybean industry - one of the state's top commodities. In 2015, about 105 million bushels of soybeans were produced on more than 3000 Mississippi farms.

#blackfarmers Medical researchers use laboratory-grown human cells to learn the intricacies of how cells work and test t...
03/04/2016
The Henrietta Lacks story: How the cells from a poor black woman changed medical history

#blackfarmers Medical researchers use laboratory-grown human cells to learn the intricacies of how cells work and test theories about the causes and treatment of diseases. The cell lines they need are “immortal”—they can grow indefinitely, be frozen for decades, divided into different batches and shared among scientists. In 1951, a scientist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, created the first immortal human cell line with a tissue sample taken from a young black woman with cervical cancer.

Journalist Rebecca Skloot’s new book investigates how a poor black tobacco farmer had a groundbreaking impact on modern medicine

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance's cover photo
02/29/2016

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance's cover photo

02/09/2016

Black buying power is projected to reach $1.2 trillion this year and $1.4 trillion by 2020, according to a report from the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth. That’s 275 percent growth since 1990, when black buying power was $320 billion. Already black consumers represent the largest consumers of color group in the marketplace, the report shows. That trend will continue as the country becomes more diverse, driven in part by growth in immigration from the Caribbean and Africa. #my40acres

02/09/2016

We had an awesome #farmers conference this weekend. We apologize about not updating our page about postponing it due to weather conditions. Stay in tune for updates. #verteranfarmers

02/08/2016

#SPRING INTO THE NEW YEAR! PLANT A SEED AND BLESS THE EARTH.

Have you registered for the Rural America Farmers Conference in #Mississippi yet?
01/13/2016

Have you registered for the Rural America Farmers Conference in #Mississippi yet?

11/26/2015
www.usda.gov

Have you heard of the Farm Loan Program? Practically anyone is eligible.
http://www.usda.gov/documents/FARM_LOAN_PROGRAMS.pdf

“All we’re asking for is fairness,” Gunn said. “We want the chance to grow if we so choose. You don’t need 30 years to l...
11/18/2015
Group: Medical marijuana bill 'systematically excludes the black farmer' | Naked Politics

“All we’re asking for is fairness,” Gunn said. “We want the chance to grow if we so choose. You don’t need 30 years to learn how to grow marijuana."
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2015/11/group-medical-marijuana-bill-systematically-excludes-the-black-farmer.html

@MichaelAuslen State lawmakers’ push to legalize medical marijuana has found unusual opponents in black farmers who might otherwise be interested in growing the drug. The reason: Strict rules in proposed legislation limiting who can apply for a license to cultivate...

#blackowned #coffee is on the rise! Think about where your #blackdrink comes from the next time you take a sip.
11/14/2015

#blackowned #coffee is on the rise! Think about where your #blackdrink comes from the next time you take a sip.

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance's cover photo
11/13/2015

Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance's cover photo

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USDA Minority Farmer Teleconference Invitation! You can dial in or connect via computer to bring up any issue that you are facing as an underrepresented minority farmer. In our last meeting, a Hmong farmer called attention to the lack of USDA outreach materials in Hmong language. We need participation from all agricultural areas as well as urban farmers. I strongly encourage RGV and west coast minority farmers to participate. Today! 4/7/21 1pm-2:30pm Dial-in 1-888-251-2949 access code 4511838# Computer https://ems8.intellor.com/login/837630 No concern is too minor or small. If we don't speak up, USDA will not hear!
Is your organization the one that is providing the food boxes to the churches?
Thanks for all you do for our communities and churches! You are truly a blessing!
Hi! I'm looking to support local, minority owned (legally registered as distributors) farmers of produce. I'm the owner/operator of Makin' Groceries based out of Biloxi. Could ya'll drop your information below and tag your farm? I look forward to supporting you!!
African American couple looking for possible land to become self-sufficient in the North Mississippi,West Tennessee or Northwest Alabama area. The homestead will include an off-grid geothermal home with a fishing lake. If there is a family who would consider selling a few acres, please contact us.
Saturday was an exceptional group of speakers. I thought my head was going to burst with the information presented.
At the Market...Happy 4th!!