Nakita Hemingway graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Real Estate and later graduated from American Intercontinental University with a degree in Finance . She is a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia, the Federation of Democratic Women, the Georgia Farm Bureau, the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, Women in Agribusiness, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and Land Trust, and the National Association of Realtors. She also serves on the board of Open Arms Group .
Hemingway opened and ran a travel agency for three years. In 2018, she opened a cut-flower farm and a bed-and-breakfast. Hemingway ran in 2020 for Georgia House District 104 and lost by 779 votes. Hemingway is the first black woman to run for Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture [1, 2].
Hemingway wants to work towards sustainable agriculture and locally grown food. She wants to eradicate child hunger. She plans to do this by establishing an emergency task force on child hunger and creating a state hunger authority .
Hemingway believes that moving towards local and sustainable agriculture will boost the economy. Her “Shop Georgia Local” plan seeks to help small business farmers by prioritizing local food in state procurement policies .
Hemingway wants to build up a new generation of farmers to replace Georgia’s aging farmer population. She believes in access to rural education and resources to aid this .
Hemingway wants to make agriculture more sustainable in order to combat climate change. She wants to promote sustainable products like cannabis, one acre of which can remove 4.2 tons of carbon from the environment every year .
Donna McCleod, State Representative; Curt Thompson, former State Representative; Daniel Blackman, former candidate for the Georgia Public Service Commission; Vote Mama; Our American Dreams; Indivisible Georgia; Working Families Party; African Women’s PAC; Her Term
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