Michael Carter Jr

Michael Carter Jr. is an agronomist/ agricultural consultant, husband, father, vegan, part time comic, and spent 5 years learning and sharing organic agriculture in West Africa. His agricultural background was instilled in him by his father, an agriculture and vocational teacher and small farm agent for 35 years. In Washington DC, after acquiring a BS degree from NC Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) in Greensboro NC in agriculture economics, he worked with his family’s clothing company, DALINKWENT, whose work is now on display at the National African American History Museum in Washington DC. An immersion in the African Hebrew Israelite Community of Jerusalem led him to invest in and manage several vegan restaurants in the Washington DC area (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/02/AR2009030202173.html), and spend a great amount of time in Israel studying desert agriculture, organic ‘divine’ agriculture and drip irrigation. He has worked with African Hebrew Development Agency (AHDA) in Israel, where he worked on a development project in Asikuma, Ghana to establish an organic demonstration farm plot along with the Ministry of Health of Ghana. He cofounded an alternative energy company, Plantroleum, which converted diesel vehicles to run on vegetable oil. In addition to AHDA, he was the lead organic consultant for African Borehole Initiatives (ABI) in Naroibi, Kenya. He was selected to trial the organic farmers kit (OFK) in Kenya with the assistance of Amiran Ltd. His consulting with ABI led to consulting with African farmers in Ghana, working with Agri Commercial Services Ltd., Volta Presentation Farms, Rita Marley Foundation, Edenic Afrikan Restoration Society and Heaven on Earth Organic Systems. Presently he is working with Va. State Universities Small Farm Outreach Program and sits on the board of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) and reestablishing his family farm in Orange, Va.