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BPFA was founded to be a voice for Black policy professionals in the food and agriculture industry.


Promoting, advancing, and ensuring the representation of those very individuals is at the forefront of our mission. 

All applicants, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or identity, are welcome to join BPFA.  

Membership shall consist of payment of the specified annual membership fee; and subscription to the purpose of the Organization. 

Membership allows for one vote in all elections and yearly access to programs, events, and a member directory.  


Below are the three classes of membership and their corresponding dues:

  • Young Professional - $25;

  • Government/ Non-Profit Professional - $50; and

  • Private Sector/ Corporate Professional - $100.


If you haven’t already done so, please first fill out our membership form, linked below.  Next, remit payment based on the appropriate class of membership via Zelle (using our email address bpfa.dc @    

Membership Committees

Professional Development Committee
Part of BPFA’s core mission is to not only promote and advocate for Black representation at decision-making tables across the agriculture sector, but also to invest in strategies that will help us continue to grow and excel when we get there.  The Professional Development Committee will explore ways to best achieve this goal and strengthen the pipeline of talented and qualified Black agriculture policy professionals.  

Partnership Engagement Committee
The Partnership Engagement Committee is focused on creating and advancing dialogue with partners and allies to promote, advance, and enrich relationships within and across diverse agriculture communities - including government, agribusiness, trade association, non-profit, academia, and media stakeholder networks to ensure Black representation in food and agriculture.

Programming Committee
The Programming Committee will develop and implement long-range planning and general oversight of programs. Programs may include panels, lectures, volunteerism and other activities that foster engagement and strengthen community.

Communications Committee
The Communications Committee is designed to strategically amplify the accomplishments of BPFA and its membership. This includes, but is not limited to: creating messaging around events and announcements, designing content for BPFA social media accounts, developing BPFA communications strategy, and maintaining the BPFA website. 

Black Professionals in Food and Agriculture

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