President John Boyd says the 23rd annual meeting scheduled to starts Friday is also trying to get black youth interested in farming.
The two-day conference will also commemorate payments going out to black farmers under a federal settlement over claims of decades of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture in awarding loans and other aid.
Boyd says about 18,000 black farmers have started receiving payments of $50,000 each, plus $12,500 to cover their tax liability.
President Barack Obama signed legislation in December 2010 that provided nearly $1.2 million to black farmers. It marked the second round of funding from a class-action lawsuit originally settled in 1999.