“If you remember one thing, it’s the educational part (of the Black Farmer Conferences). We talked about taxes. We talked about tax credit. We talked about funding, we talked about developing….That’s where Gus (Townes of the Texas Department of Agriculture) and the rest of the high-tech people came in. They knew where to go find specialists. There’s so many different entities, you got to know something about. If you don’t know where to go find a specialist, you’re up a creek without a paddle.”
Barbara Lange has been a member of the Landowners Association of Texas since the early 1980’s. She worked with the Texas Department of Agriculture to organize their annual Black Farmer Conferences, which continue today with support from the U.S. of Agriculture.