The SC Black Farmers Conference is an interactive one-day program that brings experts from across the country to South Carolina to explore the rich contributions Africans and African-Americans have made to modern agriculture and the opportunities that exist for active and new farmers. Our goal is to strengthen South Carolina’s capacity to build and maintain profitable farm models for small and socially disadvantaged black farmers across the state. New, budding and established farmers will benefit from engaging with successful farm/food access programs from around the country and networking with other black led initiatives in South Carolina.
Guests will park their cars at FFF in the morning and board charter buses (or use rideshare services) to go to the historic SC Society Hall at 72 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401. After a morning filled with restorative music and yoga, history of black ag in SC, networking and a keynote presentation from Leah Penniman (Soul Fire Farm, Farming While Black author), and wrap the day with a catered Lowcountry Seafood Lunch prepared by Chef BJ Dennis and Chef DelJuan Murphy.