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Carrie MartinNC State Coordinator, Black Family Land Trust Inc
Carrie Martin, NC State Coordinator of the Black Family Land Trust Inc. (BFLT). Since joining the BFLT in February of 2021 Carrie has provided technical assistance to farmers and has been able to assist land owners with connecting to farm resources and navigating farmers through the pandemic relief programs that are being offered by the USDA.
Carrie currently serves on several boards and committees such as: American Farmland Trust’s NC Women for the land Learning Circles and the Transitioning Land Curriculum Executive Committees, the Sustainable Forest Land Retention communications committee, ForestHer Board member and will be serving the NC Tree Farm board in 2022. Carrie is also involved with several racial equity groups, RAFI Farmers of Color Network and The Black Farmers Market. Carrie is a Farmer who produces vegetables on her century owned family farm and is a co-founder of a farmer food collaborative that provides local agriculture products to farmers, farmers markets, and retailers throughout the state of NC.
Carrie is a native of NC, she lives in Raleigh NC with her family, she is a grand mother of three, loves nature, traveling and entertaining her family and friends. Carrie is a life time learner, she regularly attends adult education classes on a variety of topics and holds degrees and certifications from institutions such as Wayne Community College in Marketing, Shaw University in Business Administration, NC State University in Extension Education and Web Technology, Duke University in Collaborative Problem Solving, and High Point University in Grant Writing, and Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) trained from the NC Department of Agriculture.