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 obtain the room rate of $55 per night not including resort fee or taxes. Conference registration is available on the NBGC’s website. The event is open to growers, landowners, ag professionals, and students.
The following issues and more will be covered such as:
- Farm Entity Structure, Tax Implications, & Risk Management
- Precision Agriculture
- Crop Marketing Strategies
- Review of NBGC Model Farms and Outreach Programs
- NBGC Awards & Recognition Gala
- Sustaining Members Forum
The NBGC strives to provide leadership and diversity in American Agriculture through its mission to improve the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of the Black row crop producer. The Council has developed programs such as the NBGC Model Farm Series and the NBGC Ag Apprenticeship Program to assist in these efforts.
The NBGC collaborates with its sustaining members, 1890 land grant institutions, United States Department of Agriculture, other grower associations and members of the agri-business community. As a result, the NBGC has been extremely effective in not only working to achieve its mission, but also the promotion of production agriculture and the greater agriculture industry as a viable career option to the minority youth.
The National Black Growers Council is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization. For more information on the Council, please visit the website or email Leigh Allen, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.