The IAEOZ Summits are designed to foster solutions to systemic barriers and challenges that impact rural communities, by catalyzing investment in Smart Farming and cutting-edge technologies in food production and food security, and engaging with HBCUs, Land Grant Colleges, Minority Serving Institutions, Small Businesses, and Corporate and Federal Agency partners.
World-class speakers and panelists at the IAEOZ Summits that we held in 2020 and 2021 focused on empowering Black and Brown farmers, and presented on topics covering agricultural literacy, the role of satellites, drones and the Internet of Things in precision farming, Government research grants and contracts, Private-Public Partnership investment and rural community revitalization, job creation and workforce development.
At the 2023 IAEOZ Summit, leaders in business, commerce, technology, and philanthropy will discuss the changing role of farming in America – and how HBCUs and Land Grant colleges located in Opportunity Zones can serve as anchor institutions to reinvent agribusiness education, innovation, commercialization, land preservation, restoration, and a return to wealth creation within the Minority agriculture community.
We will provide actionable information on accessing funds and grants generated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and on expanded Government contracting opportunities for MBEs driven by the landmark Executive Orders 13985 and 14008. Speakers will present case-studies of sustainability and carbon sequestration initiatives in farming, and examples of successful Minority-owned agribusiness enterprises.
The mission and tradition of the Law Center is to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to obtain a high-quality legal education with special emphasis on the Louisiana civil law. Additionally, our mission is to train a cadre of lawyers equipped with the skills necessary for the practice of law and for positions of leadership in society.
The Louisiana MBDA Business Center's clients are existing businesses that are generating approximately $500,000 or more in annual revenue and are looking for ways to further develop their businesses and increase capacity. Our clients are U.S. companies that are 51% owned or controlled by African Americans, Asian Americans, Hasidic Jewish Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations, and Tribal entities), Asian Indian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. We focus on securing domestic public and/or private contracts and financing transactions, exports, and job creation for “eligible minority-owned businesses.”
Chief of the Minority Business and Workforce Division
U.S. Department of Energy
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