Government programs, small farm research, and assistance for limited resource black farmers in Alabama
Black farmers have witnessed their numbers and land disappear at an alarming rate. Including the most recent downturn in agriculture experienced by farmers in the United States, Black farmers have been in an agricultural "depression" for decades, where farm programs have not reached them via research, teaching, and extension from the federal to the local levels. This paper examines a federally funded small farm research and extension project at Tuskegee University. Though not a traditional Farming Systems Research project, the program at Tuskegee utilized a multidisciplinary approach to help target assistance, both technical and social, at a farming clientele.
Zabawa, Robert, "Government programs, small farm research, and assistance for limited resource black farmers in Alabama" (1989). Agriculture. 17.
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