Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 11–14 | Cite as

The African American experience in agriculture

  • Christopher N. Hunte


Shrinking enrollments in the agricultural programs of the 1890 schools can be partly explained by negative attitudes of Blacks toward agriculture. This attitude has roots in the historical experiences of African Americans and has negative implications for the agricultural programs of the 1890 schools. A collection of data from a sample of Black Louisiana Farmers lends credence to the claim that Black Farmers are not encouraging their children to go into farming. To counter the impact on the 1890 schools, an active recruiting program should be undertaken, partly to show Black students that career openings in various agricultural fields offer excellent opportunities for Black students. These fields extend beyond the traditional farmgate.


Veterinary Medicine Negative Attitude Agricultural Field Agricultural Economic Black Student 
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