Kara Boyd

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Kara Brewer Boyd (Lumbee): President of the Association of American Indian Farmers which provides advocacy and technical assistance to American Indian farmers and ranchers. Kara is Air Force Veteran who has served as a member of the North Carolina Indian Child Welfare Standing Committee and appointed to a Legislative Committee to address Indian Children Welfare laws and concerns of American Indian families. She also has served as a Board Member of the United Tribes of North Carolina. She is married to civil rights activist John Boyd, Jr, President of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA). The Boyds have spent over 30 years advocating for civil rights and social justice while trying to retain and increase land ownership for minority farmers. They own/operate a 1,500-acre farming operation growing soybean, corn, wheat and produce in addition to raising grass-fed beef cattle, American Guinea Hogs, Nigerian Goats & free range poultry.

Kara also serves as the NBFA Event and Program Director. The NBFA has been successful in entering into Memorandums of Understanding with the US Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency.

Plenary Panel

Indigenous Agriculture & Stewardship