Representing 1.4% of the primary farm operators in the state, black farmers account for less than 600 of the more than 76,000 agricultural operations in Kentucky.
In this episode of #MoneyGoals, we sit down with Ashley C. Smith, a founder of Black Soil KY.
The mission of Black Soil: Our Better Nature is to reconnect black Kentuckians to their legacy and heritage in agriculture. Black Soil's vision is to help foster a greater market share for black farmers and producers as they provide healthy food options to a larger consumer base.
By bringing together urban families with rural and urban-based black farmers/growers/producers across the state, Black Soil helps introduce opportunities in agriculture that promote self-sufficiency, encourage healthy living, and activate cooperative economics.