25th Annual NBFA Conference Agenda


25th Annual NBFA Conference Agenda

"Growing Opportunities For Farmers"

Friday, November 6, 2015

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Conference Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome - Dr. John Wesley Boyd, Jr., NBFA Founder & President

9:10 am - 10:00 am General Assembly I - SNAP EBT, FNS - Farmer Market's Sign Up

10 :00 am - 12:00 pm Session I - Intro to Farming "USDA 101" (Kara Boyd, Program Coordinator,

NBFA; Amy Chauvin, Acopia); FSA (Latrice Hill, USDA, FSA Director of

Outreach); Ag Census Update (Jim Ewing, USDA, NASS, Southern Regional

Director)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Luncheon - Remarks from President Obama (Stephanie L. Young, Director of

African American Outreach, White House Office of Public Engagement)

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Session II - AgrAbility (Chuck Baldwin, NAP Special Populations Outreach

Coordinator, Purdue University) & Armed To Farm (Rockiell Woods, Regional

Director, NCAT)

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Session III - Agricultural Advanced Technology Pioneer

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Session IV - Financial Readiness for Farmers (R. Warren Graeff, Sr. Vice

President, Agriculture Market Manager, PNC & CapitalOne, Moderator: NJ African

American Chamber of Commerce, President John Harmon)

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Session V - USDA/AMS Marketing Programs (Billy Cox, Director of Outreach,

AMS) & USDA/RMA (Michael Alston, Associate Administrator, RMA)

5:00 pm - 6:50 pm Indigenous Dinner - Association of American Indian Farmers (Kara Boyd,

President, AAIF)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Growing Galore - National Womens Farming Association & Our Girls Enrichment

Program - Guests of Honor: Designer Althea Thomas Womack and Jupiter Strong

25th Annual NBFA Conference Agenda

"Growing Opportunities For Farmers"

Saturday, November 7, 2015

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Conference Registration

9:00 am - 10:30 am Welcome - Dr. John Wesley Boyd, Jr.

General Assembly II – Keynote Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Civil

Rights, USDA

USDA Lawsuit & Settlement Updates (Keepseagle - Kara Boyd, President, AAIF),

& (Black Farmers - Dr. John Boyd, President, NBFA, & Stephen Carpenter,

Ombudsman)

10:30 am - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker - Remarks on Behalf of Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

(James Carville)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Session VI - Growing Rural America With Rural Development (Ronnie Davis, AL

State Director, RD)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch - Remarks from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (Rosemary Enobakhare,

Deputy Associate Administrator for the Public Engagement, EPA)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Session VII - USDA/NRCS (Ben Malone, AL State Conservationist, NRCS) &

USDA/Forest Service (John Crockett, Assistant Director, Forest Management, FS,

and Amadou Diop, FS Outreach Liaison, Southern Region, FS)

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Session VIII - USDA/APHIS (Kenneth E. Johnson, USDA, APHIS, OCRDI Director)

& AWI (Dena Jones, Director, Farm Animal Program)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Session IX - Foreign Ag Trade - TPP & Cuba (Adam Healy, USDA, FAS Policy

Advisor)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Session X - Mind Your Own Business - (Dr. Gerald Austin, Sr., CEO, Mega

International & Assoc. LLC & Victor Mbaba, Africa's Children's Fund)

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Session XII - NBFA Scholarship Program (Kara Boyd, NBFA & Lesley D. Slavitt,

Head, Civic Engagement & CEO, FCA Foundation)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 25th Annual NBFA Awards Banquet

Welcome - Kara Boyd, Program Coordinator, NBFA

Keynote - Dr. John W. Boyd, Jr. Founder & President

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