Black farmers have been marginalized nearly out of existence for decades. According to the 2017 Agricultural Census, Black farmers experienced a $908 loss in annual earnings compared to the $42,000 in annual earnings for White farmers; and less than 1% of New York State Farmers were Black. In the face of the pandemic, Black farmers continue to face disproportionate burdens that prevent growth. The question remains as to how Black farmers can thrive despite these systematic barriers? In this two part series, we will begin to address this question as we shed light on the challenges and successes of the Rocky Acres Community Farm and the Black Yard Farm Cooperative at Corbin Hill Farm. Join us as we celebrate Black farmers’ pathways to success in honor of Black History Month.
Moderated by Onika Abraham, Director of Farm School NYC
Closed captions will be provided. Email us at Storm@corbinhillfarm.com for accessibility concerns and needs.