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BLACKollective Southeast Farm Tour 2023

October 20 @ 8:30 am 3:00 pm CDT


We’ve been up to some exciting things in the field and would love to share more with you! Join us at our first Seed2Shirt Farm Tour event in Alabama at Bridgeforth Family Farms at our B.L.A.C.Kolloective farm site in Tanner, AL. You’ll be able to see and learn how Climate Beneficial™ – Climate Smart cotton growing practices are being implemented on the farm. You’ll dig into healthy soils and experience how material sourcing can positively impact climate change. 

Tour the farm and experience cotton ginning, learn about the material process, and meet innovators from the agricultural industry and leaders actively working to shift our textile & apparel production systems to regenerative models.

Explore Climate Beneficial™ growing practices and learn how you can participate in our programs and the initiatives we are a part of to continue uplifting Black cotton growers in the U.S. In particular, we will highlight the B.L.A.C.Kollective and our five-year USDA Climate Smart Commodities project: Climate Beneficial Fiber: Building New, Accessible, and Equitable Market Opportunities for Climate-Smart Cotton and Wool our partner organizations; Carbon Cycle Institute, Colorado State University, Fibershed, National Center for Appropriate Technology and, New York Textile Lab.

Agenda Overview:

– Transport From Hotel to Farm HQ
– Welcome Meet Farm Family /Land & Work
– BLACKollective Climate Beneficial Farm Sites Tour
– Science/Implements & Learnings
– Lunch
– Saw Cotton Gin Tour
– Q/A-Networking
– Tour Close

*The address to the event will be included on your ticket after purchase.

Disclaimer: This event relates to our USDA Climate Smart Commodities Project: “Climate Beneficial Fiber- Building New, Accessible, and Equitable Market Opportunities for Climate-Smart Cotton and Wool.” This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Bridgeforth Farms

Tanner, Alabama 35671 United States + Google Map