Black Farmers

CEO of Black Heffa Farms Explains Why We Need More Black Farmers

Clarenda “Farmer Cee” Stanley is the CEO of North Carolina‘s Green Heffa Farms. Originally from a small town in the Black Belt of Alabama named Annie Manie, she has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and nonprofit fundraising.  In July 2019, Farmer Cee began transforming a weed-covered mess of land with no infrastructure into what is […]

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Green Toad Hemp

Georgia’s First Black-Owned Hemp Farm is Laser-Focused on Health and Wellness

The co-founders of Georgia’s first Black-owned hemp farm, The Green Toad Hemp, are striving to encourage and educate Black farmers while building their brand. The farm’s chief operating officer, Dwayne Hirsch, and chief executive officer, Reginald Reese, have different backgrounds but shared goals. After discovering CBD, the eager business partners established the hemp farm in July 2019 and received its license in […]

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3 Presidents Who Shaped Our Food System and the Role of African Americans in It

Many of our past presidents were farmers or ranchers at some point in their lives, but a handful of them significantly changed how we grow our food and eat it. We can’t examine that history, however, without also acknowledging the legacy of slavery. Let’s consider how three presidents shaped our food system—and how their interventions […]

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