Michael Carter, Jr., an 11th generation farmer in the United States and the 5th generation to farm on Carter Farms - his family’s century farm in Orange County, Virginia - is being honored as a Regional Environmental Champion.
Carter leads workshops on how to grow and market ethnic African/Asian vegetables. He has worked in Ghana, Kenya and Israel as an agronomist and organic agricultural consultant.
As a cliometrician, curriculum developer and program coordinator for his educational, cultural and vocational platforms, Hen Asem (Our Story) and Africulture, Carter shares the contributions of Africans and African Americans to agriculture worldwide and the many stories that history almost forgot. He trains students, educators and professionals in African cultural understanding, empathy, and implicit bias recognition.