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Shirley Sherrod Speaks to Black Farmers in OKC as Farm Bill passes in Senate by CNN iReporter - Patricia Smith

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Shirley Sherrod Speaks to Black Farmers in OKC as Farm Bill passes in Senate

The Oklahoman Black Historical Research Project, Inc in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, Langston University, Operation Spring Plant, Rural Coalition and Langston Ag Alumni opened up the first of the two-day conference of the 12th Annual Small Farms Conference at the Metro Tech Campus in Oklahoma City today.

The Theme of this year's conference is: "Communication is the Key to Success for Small Farms and Rural Community."

Executive Director of the Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc. --- Mr. Willard Tillman opened the conference and welcomed the attendees to the 12th Annual Small Farms Conference. Conference discussion that followed included: Farm Health, USDA 1890 Programs, Reflection of the History of Black Farmers and USDA & Perspective Transformation.

The keynote speaker at today's luncheon was Ms. Shirley Sherrod of Sherrod Investment, LLC of Albany, Georgia. Ms. Sherrod was previously employed as the Georgia State Director for the USDA Rural Development.

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