Through our work, SAAFON promotes the links among Black farming, Black culture and Black history

Cynthia Hayes

Co – Founder 1950 – 2016

Always with us

Dr. Owusu Bandele

Co – Founder

Louisiana; Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Agriculture – Southern University

Yvette Browne

Board Chair

US Virgin Islands

Farmer – Sejah Farm / St.Croix Island Food Security Coop

Jesse Buie

Board Vice Chair


Farmer – Ole Brook Organics, Inc

Member, National Organic Standards Board

Dr. Cindy Ayers Elliot

Board Treasurer


Farmer – Footprint Farms

Terry Hayes