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The National Black Growers Council Announces Dates for 2017 Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, DC- (October 4, 2017) The National Black Growers Council (NBGC) has announced the dates for its upcoming 2017 annual conference.  The event will be held December 11-13, 2017 at the Gold Strike Hotel & Resort located in Tunica, MS.  Hotel registration for the event can be made by dialing 1-888-245-7829.  Please be sure to mention “NBGC Annual Conference” to […]

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Meet The Modern Farmer

MEET THE MODERN FARMERS CARLTON BRIDGEFORTH Bridgeforth Farms Tanner, Alabama “I worked really hard to get a respectable paying job,” says Carlton Bridgeforth of his former career at Deutsche Bank. So why leave Wall Street for the family farm in Alabama? The 32-year-old insists that sentiment had little to do with it: “I saw a […]

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New Faces of Ag – Nik Morris

By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Nikolaj Morris, or Nik to his friends, had grown up on a farm near Sterlington, Louisiana. By his early 20s, with a construction management degree in hand from the University of Louisiana Monroe, he was building a good place for himself in the home construction industry. “I […]

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NBGC Statement on Nomination of Former GA Gov. Sonny Perdue for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC- (January 30, 2017) The National Black Growers Council (NBGC) has issued a statement in regard to President Donald J. Trump’s selection of Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the United States Department of Agriculture.  The National Board of Directors for the NBGC released the following statement, “The National Black Growers Council is comprised of multi-generational […]

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NBGC Board Member Morris Honored by North Louisiana Agri-Business Council

WEST MONROE, LA – (January 21, 2017) National Black Growers Council’s (NBGC) Louisiana Board Member Mr. Nik Morris of Sterlington, LA was recently honored by the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council aand University of Louisiana at Monroe’s College of Business and Social Sciences Agricultural Awards and Legislative Appreciation Luncheon. the 2016 Young Producer of the Year for Northeast Louisiana.  The […]