Bois d’Arc Farm (pronounced “bodock”), also BDA Farm, is located in Alabama’s Black Belt, named for its rich, dark soils. Once the center of America’s antebellum cotton crop, this region is still home to some large and varied operations devoted to row crop farming, hay production, and cow/calf operations.
The farm, comprised of about 6,000 acres, was founded in 2011 as a certified organic farming operation (certified by CCOF). It has since been involved in row crop production, specialty and heritage grains, grass-fed beef, heritage beef, organic Jersey cattle, and vegetable and herb production, as well as research to develop more sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices in the southeast and nationally.
We market our products in bulk, specialty markets, and direct depending on the crop and the markets available to us. Our goal is to develop a farm that provides food and jobs to our community, teaching & mentoring opportunities through our internship programs, and well researched and sustainable product that is healthy and beneficial to those who are end users.
Bois d’Arc Farm also offers agri-tourism with farm tours, workshops, field days, and mentoring sessions. We also work closely with the Alabama Black Belt Foundation which can provide many resources to visitors.