I am Brother Shelton Muhammad a member of the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. I am also a native of Virginia who graduated from Indian River High School, Norfolk State University with a BS in Applied Mathematics, then Fayetteville State with a Masters in School Administration. I have spent the last 19 year working in the community for the resurrection and up-liftment of our people here in Virginia and North Carolina. My wife, children, and I have been unexpectedly Bless to purchase a farm located in Southampton County, Virginia. Our desire is to build a farm that will not just provide quality wholesome produce but provide jobs and training for our youth, supplementary income for adults and the elderly, and establish food centers in our communities.
Black farmers represent less than 2 percent of the total number of farmers. We have found that there is an unwritten law to make it very difficult for us and other Black farmers to obtain traditional funding and loans from white institutions. We have experienced denials for funding, unnecessary roadblocks, and a strategy to not allow the black farmer to develop his farm and seek employment off his farm by farming agency that are established to assist farmers. These farming agencies have traditionally destroyed the Black farmer’s ability to establish a viable farming business, resulting in the ultimate sales of their farms.
Therefore we are requesting financial help and support by way a donation of at least $5. Our " Drive for $5" campaign is to ge 5 thousand people to give only $5. This donation will be used to repair, restore, and renovate old farm buildings and structures, obtain farm supplies, a tractor, implements, spreader, mulch machines, transplanter, and other farming equipment. The farm needs additional parts to assemble two high tunnel frames for extended and year round production of produce.
Support our "Drive for $5" Farm development Campaign. Please forward to your family and friends.
Thank You for your Support
- Bomani Howze
- Intisar Muhammad
- Melvin Carroll
- Ronnie Davis
- Tony & Cynthia Gardner
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