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Webinar: A Conversation on Cultivating LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces for Ag Youth

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Last updated on June 6th, 2024 at 12:52 pm

Summary: It is important for agricultural educators to create inclusive and safe learning environments for all youth. This includes taking intentional steps to make LGBTQ+ youth feel like there is a space for them in the agriculture industry, 4-H, and FFA. But it’s not always easy to know where to start.

You can take your first step by joining us for “A Conversation on Cultivating LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces for Ag Youth.” This webinar is intended to equip ag educators with practical strategies and insights to foster inclusivity, understanding, and equity in their programs. Implementing this knowledge will enable teachers and leaders to best support all students. This increased support will go on to draw in even more students to join the program! (Increased inclusivity = increased # of members!)


Why are we talking about LGBTQ+ youth in agriculture?

-June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity and the LGBTQ+ community.

-45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in 2022 – but those who felt affirmed and supported at school had lower rates of acting on those thoughts (source: The Trevor Project).

-Everyone has a place in the agricultural industry and deserves to feel like they belong.

-By cultivating an inclusive environment and safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in ag, we can increase positive health outcomes for that population as well as increase the number of youth who plan to go into the ag industry in the future!


Intended Audience: Ag educators, teachers, parents, community members


Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…

  1. Have a better understanding of LGBTQ+ youth and their experiences
  2. Feel confident in helping LGBTQ+ youth to feel like they have a space where they belong in agriculture
  3. Be prepared to create LGBTQ+ safe spaces in the ag education classroom
  4. Be able to find and share resources in the local community to support LGBTQ+ youth


Special thanks to the Cultivating Change Foundation (CCF) for working with AgriSafe to make this webinar a reality! CCF is a nonprofit whose goal is to “value and elevate LGBTQ+ agriculturists through advocacy, education, and community.”


Watch the Recording Here



June 5
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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Luke Allen, BS