About NBGC

The National Black Growers Council

OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE: TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY, PRODUCTIVITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY OF BLACK ROW CROP FARMERS.

We are multigenerational producers who advocate for the best interests of Black farmers locally, statewide, and nationally. We promote agriculture in the United States and abroad. Our Board of Directors consists of 12 farmers who operate farms in 11 southern states from Virginia to Texas. Collectively, our Board farms nearly 60,000 acres of row crops.

We all own our farms and seek opportunities to expand our operations. We strive to teach our young men and women about the virtues of farming, the importance of agriculture, and the commitment it takes to be successful in the global business of agriculture.

The NBGC was organized to represent the unique needs of full-time Black farmers. We have formed partnerships with each other, with majority farmers, and with corporations, because together, we all contribute to the global food supply.

We take pride in our resilience and passion for farming.

We Produce Major Commodities

cotton

corn

rice

soybeans

wheat

Peanuts

canola

oats

grain sorghum

sugarcane

In addition, we grow fruits, vegetables and sweet potatoes. We raise livestock including cattle, hogs and poultry. What’s so great about the products we grow is that it’s all done on lands that have been a part of our heritage for many generations.

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Rethink Farming

This isn’t our granddaddy’s or great granddaddy’s farm.

We constantly integrate technology and partner with the agricultural industry to help develop new products, technologies and processes to strengthen our mission. Farming is hard work but there’s nothing else we’d rather do. We’ve weathered droughts and floods, fought hungry bugs and tough weeds, battled heat waves and freezes, but there’s nothing else we’d rather do. We’ve had profitable years and disastrous years, endured discrimination and intimidation, but there’s nothing else we’d rather do. All thanks to our Creator, and with our positive attitudes, we keep moving forward. Each season, we prepare the soil, plant our fields, tend our crops, monitor the commodity markets, harvest our rewards, raise our families, and teach others about agriculture, the business we love and enjoy. Think of us today as: