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Cheryl Durgans and Patty Allen discuss the BIPOC Farming Network 2023 Farming Conference

Food Trucks, Demonstrations and Fun Events at the BIPOC Farming Network 2023 Farming Conference! Cheryl Durgans, Yellow Springs News, and Patty Allen, the program manager for the network, discuss the upcoming Conference, featuring open activities held at Central State University on Friday September 29th and Saturday September 30th.

Free and open to the public!

The BIOPC Farming Network hosts the 2023 Black Farming Conference.

The event will kick-off with a Keynote Dinner on Friday, September 29 at the National Afro-American Museum at 6:00 p.m. featuring Timothy Lewis, Founding Partner, of Rid-All Green Partnership in Cleveland.

On Saturday, September 30, a Farm Fair with vendors, exhibits, food trucks, demonstrations, and other fun activities will be held at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center located Central State University and other sites on the campus. The event is open to the public, no-registration required. However, there are limited spots for workshops and skillshares, that will also take place on the Central State University campus.

**Any underserved farmer attending the Black Farming Conference is strongly encouraged to sign up for the 2501 Program, which provides professional development stipend through CSU. The stipend is paid after attending the event with the intention of covering costs to participate, such as lodging and travel.

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