Black Agriculture, once nearly 15% of all U.S. Agriculture producers are today nearly 1% of all U.S. Agriculture producers. Today, new possibilities for global equity and equal opportunity are on full display in Oakland, California a regional hub for the National Black Agriculture Action Agenda. Everyone is welcome in the spirit of unity.
California is considered “The Garden of the World” and remains the #1 Ag region of the modern world. Oakland, California remains a major international transportation hub a the West coast hub for our National Black Agriculture Action Agenda.
Exciting new opportunities within the “2008 Farm Bill” continue to facilitate “A New Day at the USDA.” Our “Faith to Farm” initiative will showcase a “faith-based scientific methodology” for job creation and career opportunity utilizing cultural identification, technical education and economic development.
Federal District Court Judge Friedman has ruled that Pigford II claimants will receive up to 1.25 billion dollars of compensation for past discrimination. The 6 month period to submit a Pigford II claim began November 14, 2011 and ends May 11, 2012. Successful claimants must prepare today for new opportunities and should expect payment before Black History Month 2013.
Today, we monitor service delivery and continue to build active USDA collaborative partnerships for effective advocacy and outreach throughout the global agriculture industry.
We seek bipartisan political support to expand international agribusiness networks to highlight opportunities for Black Agriculture, globally.
Our Pan African ~ California Trade and Commerce symposium will expand essential cultural relationships that prepare a new generation of Black Agriculturalists for global opportunities.
“Every day we talk to new entrepreneurs, families, and individuals committed to implementing Healthy Solutions in their careers and personal lives,” states Tanikka Cunningham co-founder of the Washington D.C. based Healthy Solutions Group.
“During our three – day 2011 Black Agriculture Summit we will explore how we arrived at this amazing new opportunity connecting our past, present and future; honoring our ancestors and preparing positive way for future generations,” states Michael Harris, co-chair of the 2011 Black Agriculture Summit. A “3 day Full Summit Pass” at 2011 Black Agriculture Summit is a budget friendly price of $100.00 per person, while many events remain free and open to the public.
2011 Black Agriculture Summit will bring together local, national and international leaders including socially responsible businesses and community organizations toward building a strong foundation for implementation of the 2012 National Black Agriculture Action Agenda.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
California Pan-African Symposium
Sacramento ~ California State Capitol
Friday, December 9, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Blackagriculture Summit Workshops
California Endowment ~ Conference Room
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Art and Agriculture Business Mixer
Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th Street
Downtown Oakland, California
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Northern California Education and Agri-Tourism
Full Summit Registration $100.00