#26 - Olivia Watkins, President of Black Farmers Fund

Olivia Watkins is a force. Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2020, Olivia is the co-founder and president of Black Farmer Fund, a thriving organization in New York creating consumers and producers of Black food ecosystems who participate as community wealth builders to repair Black communities’ relationship to food and land. Achieving this vision requires that Black farmers and food business owners benefit equitably from and co-create financing, visions and ideas, technical assistance, networking, and public policies. I learned so much from Olivia in this conversation about how to apply the hard-earned lessons from her work to strive for a more equitable and regenerative food system right here in Salmon Nation.

Olivia Watkins is a force. Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2020, Olivia is the co-founder and president of Black Farmer Fund, a thriving organization in New York creating consumers and producers of Black food ecosystems who participate as community wealth builders to repair Black communities’ relationship to food and land. Achieving this vision requires that Black farmers and food business owners benefit equitably from and co-create financing, visions and ideas, technical assistance, networking, and public policies. I learned so much from Olivia in this conversation about how to apply the hard-earned lessons from her work to strive for a more equitable and regenerative food system right here in Salmon Nation.

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