MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – A non-profit organization in the field of mobile devices that helps businesses that are neglected and underrepresented have a voice, hosted Black Farmers’ second town hall on Monday, May 9th.
Vivian’s Door works with companies across Alabama to help them grow.
The non-profit organization’s website describes the organization as “a gateway for minority-owned businesses to achieve higher levels of success by cultivating valuable support and corporate relationships, building stronger relationships with the community, acquiring knowledge and finding of business experts, mentors and investors ”.
The business recently upgraded its LIFT program to include support for farmers.
Vivian’s door CEO Janice Malone said: “Small businesses in disadvantaged areas of Alabama need access to information and resources to grow. After Covid 19, the owners of our companies – especially people of color – who were among the worst affected, are still suffering. In collaboration with the USDA, the Black Belt Community Foundation, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and the National Association of Black Farmers, Vivian’s Door is excited to present its 2nd City Hall to Black Farmers. This event focuses on the costs of seeds, fertilizers and fuel, labor shortages, repair / replacement of equipment and the potential for high tunnels, underrepresented and marginalized minority farm owners need to scale and develop their farms.
The 2nd City Hall of Black Farmers will be held virtually on Monday, May 9. It will take place from 17:00 to 18:30 and you can Press here to join the meeting. PRESS HERE to contact the RSVP for this event.
CLICK HERE to see the previous story of WKRG News 5 for Vivian’s Door.