Black Farming Conference: Roots, Food, & Storytelling

  • September 09, 2022
  • September 10, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • September 09, 2022, 9:30 AM 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • September 10, 2022, 9:30 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH 45384

Organization: Agraria Center for Regenerative Practices

About this event:

This year's Conference Theme: Roots, Food, and Storytelling will build upon the legacy of our ancestral roots of food from the African diaspora and the power of storytelling through food, family, and American culture.

Confirmed Speaker:

Michael Twitty: Michael W. Twitty is an African-American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator. He is the author of The Cooking Gene, published by HarperCollins/Amistad, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year and the category for writing. We will also have Michael's The Cooking Gene book for sale on Friday, September 9th at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center event. Michael's keynote will be Saturday, September 10th.

More speakers TBA

Stay tuned for more information on speakers, breakout sessions, and farm tours!


Friday, September 9, 2022

  • Central State University
  • Address: 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH 45384
  • 9:30am – Registration
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Agriculture Workshops
  • Workshop 1: Marketing Report for Fruits and Vegetables in local Grocery Stores
  • Workshop 2: How Can I Finance My Farm?
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm Agriculture & Research Tours
  • Lunch On Your Own
  • 12pm - 4:00pm
  • National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, (NAAMCC)
  • Address: 1350 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, OH 45384
  • - Free Museum Exhibits Open
  • - Farmer’s Market hosted by Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice’s Regenerative Farmer Fellows – onsite at NAAMCC
  • 7:00pm - Virtual Evening Keynote: Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Black Church Food Security Network

Saturday, September 10, 2022

  • 9:30am Opening Remarks/Welcome
  • 12:00pm-12:55pm Lunch break/Virtual Networking
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Virtual Afternoon Keynote – Michael Twitty, Culinary Historian
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm - Breakout Sessions - Run Concurrently
  • Farm Credit Mid-America Workshop, by Marcus Tyler
  • Storytelling Workshop, by Omope Carter Daboiku
  • 4:00pm – Conference Adjourns

More information and registration can be found here.

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