Board & Ambassadors

Organizational Committee/Board of Directors

Dr. Owusu Bandele, Louisiana
Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Agriculture
Southern University

Yvette Browne, St. Croix
Island Food Security Cooperative
Sejah Farm

Janie Dickson, South Carolina
Dickson Farms

Dr. Keecha Harris, Alabama
Keecha Harris and Associates

Hnin Hnin, New York
Board Chair, CoFED

Blain Sniptal, Maryland
La Via Campesina

Daa’iyah Salaam, Georgia
SAAFON Regional Ambassador

Shakara Tyler, Michigan
University of Michigan

Yasin Muhaimin, Louisiana
Yard Bird Farm
Hibiscus Value Added Project


Our current SAAFON Ambassadors have either worked previously with SAAFON or have demonstrated an interest in working with us in our future development.Our Ambassadors serve as representatives of SAAFON and will work with both the staff and Organizational Committee/Board of Directors in developing our regional and national efforts by creating a coalition that will support the inclusion of Black farmers in the sustainable agricultural movement and industry.

M. Jahi Chappell, Ph.D,Minnesota

Jahi Ellis, Georgia
SAAFON Farmer Adocate

Liana Hoodes, New York
National Organic Coalition

Tracy Lloyd McCurty, Esq., Washington DC/ Georgia
Black Belt Justice Center

Dr. Gayle Myers, California
Farms to Grow

Dr. Monica White, Minnesota
Detroit Black Food Policy Council
Professor African American Historic Studies, UW-Madison

Malik Yakini, Michigan
Detroit Black Food Policy Council

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