Black Farmers’ Pathways To Success Webinar Series

Tune into to explore how Black farmers can thrive despite systematic barriers, focusing on the challenges and successes of several farmers connected to Farm School NYC, including Rafael Aponte of Rocky Acres Community Farm and Kadeesha Williams, Arian Rivera, and Chelsea Matías of the Black Yard Farm Cooperative.

Black farmers have been marginalized nearly out of existence for decades.

According to the 2017 Agricultural Census, Black farmers experienced a $908 loss in annual earnings compared to the $42,000 in annual earnings for White farmers; and less than 1% of New York State Farmers were Black.

In the face of the pandemic, Black farmers continue to face disproportionate burdens that prevent growth.

Does the question remain as to how Black farmers can thrive despite these systematic barriers?

In this two-part series, we will begin to address this question as they shed light on the challenges and successes of the Rocky Acres Community Farm and the Black Yard Farm Cooperative at Corbin Hill Farm.

Join them as they celebrate Black farmers’ pathways to success in honor of Black History Month.

Moderated by Onika Abraham, Director of Farm School NYC

Closed captions will be provided. Email us at for accessibility concerns and needs.

You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 1 PM

Wednesday, February, 24, 2021, 1 PM


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