About the Conference
Our goal is to strengthen the capability to provide support for small, limited resource and socially disadvantaged farmers, ranchers and landowners. Farmers will have the opportunity to share and evaluate materials and programs from around the country that are successful.
The National Black Farmers Association Conference 2006 is an interactive two-day program giving you practical knowledge and techniques to enhance your skills and networking, and financial resource capabilities for small, limited resource and socially disadvantaged farmers, ranchers and landowners.
The presentations will focus on providing information on Agricultural programs and techniques in the areas of farm credit and financing, networking, communications, skills, legal and social services, farm management teaching tools, International markets, and much more. Sessions will feature a variety of speakers followed by an opportunity to interact one-on-one with presenters from the US government and private companies.
Farm Service Agency, Rural Development, Foreign Agriculture Service, Civil Rights, Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are some of the critical agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture whose expertise will have a significant role in this year's conference for the continued growth and development of our constituency around the country.
Below are the areas which we see the USDA's program areas assisting us in facilitation, program materials, break-out sessions, financial scholarships for Youth in Agriculture, etc.
- Financial Management
- Forestry Incentives and Cost Share
- Alternate Crops and Livestock Production
- Retirement and Estate Planning
- Risk Management
- Rural Elderly
- Marketing Strategies
- Environmental Conservation
- Farm Diversification Strategy
- Accessing Farm Credit
- Foreign and International Farm Markets
- Establishing Cooperatives
- Crop Subsidies
- New Technology in Agriculture
- Benefit of USDA Service Center
- Rural Housing and Utilities
- Youth in Farming