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Julius Tillery

Founder, Black Cotton / Certified Land Access Trainer
Biography

Julius Tillery is a 5th Generation life-long row crop commodities producer (cotton, soybeans, peanuts) from Northeastern, North Carolina. His career has focused on worked as an advocate and resource provider in the North Carolina agriculture and environmental sectors since 2009. Julius has also worked at Rural Advancement Foundation international and The Conservation Fund. Julius currently serves on Southern SARE’s Administrative Council and the North Carolina Forestry Advisory Council. Julius is a rural economic development advocate and is also known for his entrepreneurial business role as Founder of BlackCotton.Us. You can find Julius anywhere between his farm working on producing crops, on another farmer’s farm helping consult with new enterprise development, or any meeting that is focused on improving the lives of farmers and farming communities across the USA. Julius is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics and minor in Entrepreneurship in 2008.