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 […]


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 […]


NBGC Announces Annual Conference Dates

WASHINGTON, DC- (September 16, 2016) The National Black Growers Council (NBGC) has announced the dates for its to be named 2016 annual conference.  The scheduled dates are December 12-14, 2016, at the Gold Strike Hotel & Resort located in in Tunica, MS.  Hotel registration for the event can be made by dialing 1 (888) 245-7829.  Please be sure to mention NBGC […]


NBGC makes cover of September issue of Progressive Farmer

WASHINGTON, DC (Sep. 01, 2016) – The National Black Growers Council made history recently with making the cover of the September 2016 issue of Progressive Farmer.  The story entitled, “Bridging the Gap”, focused on the Council’s work to improve the disemination of information and access to programs for black row crop growers.  Additionally, it covered the benefits […]


NBGC Executive Director Allen Participates in Joint Center Lunch with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

WASHINGTON, DC (June 07, 2016) The Joint Center, partnering with INSIGHT America, organized a breakfast with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The USDA administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”), ensures nutrition for the free and reduced lunch program for schools, awards scholarship funds for students attending Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, and administers a […]