Conversations with Black Farmers and Educators – Oct. 12 Environmental Professionals Network Program

EPN is excited to host an event for our community of environmental and natural resource professionals on Growing the Future of Agriculture: Conversations with Black Farmers and Educators at Ohio State. The breakfast event on Oct. 12 will feature Black farmers sharing about opportunities and challenges that exist for growing and enhancing connections to the land through agriculture and other regenerative land and community practices, including for youth of color. This event will feature in-person and live streaming opportunities from the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Doors, coffee, and conversation open at 7:15 am with formal remarks starting at 8:10 am. The event will conclude by 9:30 am.

This program will feature a conversation with leaders from Central State and Ohio State universities about their efforts through Extension, engineering, and agricultural sciences to improve opportunities for Black farmers in Ohio. Yolanda Owens, a chief cultivator at Forage + Black, will moderate the conversation. Additionally, Ariella Brown, associate director for Gender Equity Programs and Education at Antioch College, will share few comments about the recent Black Farming: Community Land & Food Sovereignty Conference, next steps, and future activities. Learn more and register at