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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Connecting with the Minority Farming Community (Tuskegee, AL)

EPA Region 4 Administrator Heather McTeer Toney will hold a round table session (Tuskegee University) and farm tour (Al Hooks Produce – Shorter, AL) on December 4, 2014. Ms. McTeer Toney is interested in reaching out to the minority farming community in Alabama as she plans to do in each of the eight southeastern states comprising EPA Region 4. She has expressed a particular interest in low income and minority communities and addressing their specific needs.

During the round table discussion, it is suggested for those who wish to speak to highlight what their individual organization does overall and any specific activities with agricultural low income and minority communities. Feel free to address any other topics you may want to make EPA and the Regional Administrator aware of. We look forward to hearing back from you.  


Shea Jones-Johnson, MS 
Acting Agriculture Coordinator 
State and Local Government Coordinator

Office of the Regional Administrator 
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 
Phone: (404) 562-8206

Friday, November 21, 2014



Cover Crops in the Southern SARE Region

PROPOSAL DEADLINE 11:59 PM CST, January 16, 2015

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NWIAA in need of College Interns to that want to help make a change in their community

National Women in Agriculture Association
College Internship Opportunities

Internship Description
National Women in Agriculture Association (“NWIAA”) is a professional minority owned and operated non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We have recently purchased the former McFarland YWCA building located at 1701 N. Martin Luther King Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111., interns are needed IMMEDIATELY to help us implement health and education initiatives.
 JOB DUTIES:  Agriculture urban practices and/or Agribusiness (review/revise contracts, agreements, policy and procedures, food policy legislation, civil rights, estate planning, trademark, business and international legal government affairs).  Also assist with community based fundraising for NWIAA’s Sustainable Science Academy.  National Women in Agriculture’s innovative agriculture and agribusiness education have been such a positive influence on the communities that the White House of the United States of America has invited us to participate in an agriculture national briefing and signing award ceremony to present our vision of promoting access to affordable and healthy food for all. 
Interns from all majors are welcome to apply with us. Interns are expected to be available between 20-25 hours a week but we are willing to work around your student schedule. Our offices are open Monday-Friday. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday our offices are open between the hours of 10 am -7pm; and Tuesday and Friday between the hours of 10 am - 5pm. This is not a paid internship, but this will be a great opportunity to build your resume which is a vital tool when seeking employment after graduation. Please visit our website at for more information about our organization. For internship inquires please contact our offices at (405) 424-4623 or email your resume to  Come help us continue to make history.