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Affiliations & Partners

The annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardners (BUGs) National Conference has a tradition of forging meaningful partnerships, business alliances, and employment opportunities for attendees that have a significant impact on the industry. The following organizations have contributed to the programming for our annual conference.


BUGs highlights the importance of bringing the community together to share knowledge, resources, and experiences. We successfully support and uplift the Black farming community.

"I almost gave up on farming [...] It was the BUGs community that gave me a home, taught me our noble agrarian history, and nurtured my growth as a Black farmer. "

Leah Penniman

Co-Founder of Soul Fire Farm, Author of Farming While Black

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