Owner of Sankofa Farms
As the owner of Sankofa Farms, a 12-acre farm launched through a USDA Farm Service Agency’s Direct Farm Ownership loan, Kamal works to improve food policy throughout the triangle. This agriculture-based program aims to improve the perception of both STEM and agriculturally related professions through the exposure to agricultural technology while improving financial independence, career readiness and nutrition literacy. From introducing students to high level farming techniques to managing twelve beehives, the farm has garnered both national and local attention from Forbes Magazine, The News and Observer, and Earth Eats. Kamal also acts as a member of the Durham Food Justice design team. Currently a doctoral student at NC State in the Agriculture Extension Education program, Kamal holds a B.S. in animal industry/animal science, and a master’s degree in agricultural education from NC A&T State University.