Seanicaa Edwards Herron is a respected agricultural economist with 20 years of experience spanning across the academic, private, and government sectors. Pioneer and trailblazer, Seanicaa was the first Black woman to serve in the capacity of agricultural economist for the USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board, University of Missouri-Columbia Commercial Agriculture Program, and Informa Economics. Seanicaa is also a former USDA radio contributor on livestock markets and weekly briefings to USDA’s Secretary of Agriculture, Chief Economist, and top officials. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by Black farmers, Seanicaa now serves as Founder and Executive Director of Freedmen Heirs Foundation Inc, a nonprofit organization with a laser focus on transforming U.S. agriculture by bridging the gap between two worlds: Black farmers and the marketplace. Dedicated to a vision of eliminating inequities in agriculture, Freedmen Heirs Foundation’s mission is to provide Black farmers access to technical assistance, capital, and new market opportunities.