Getting more minorities involved in agriculture

Fourteen percent of American farmers were Black a century ago. Today, only 1.4% of farmers are African-American.

An organization that is trying to change that and help other minorities become part of the agriculture industry is MANRRS – Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences.

Derek James is the MANRRS advisor and Coordinator of Multicultural Programs at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. He joins us on Thursday’s Smart Talk.