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Webinar: Exploring Health and Safety for Black Farmers: Racism, Land Access, Mental Health, and Resources
February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Last updated on February 23rd, 2023 at 01:54 pm
Summary: The number of Black farmers in the United States has declined over the last century. One hundred years ago, farmers identifying as Black or mixed race made up about 14 percent of total ag producers. According to a 2017 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) census, of the 3.4 million farmers across the country, 1.3%, or only 45,508, identify as Black compared to 95% who identify as Caucasian. This session will address significant challenges of Black, mixed race, and BIPOC ag producers in the United States, programs to address racism and build equity, identify critical concerns in health and safety, including mental health, and share community-based resources for rural residents, growers, farmers, farmworkers, and owner/operators.
Intended Audience: Agricultural farmers, ranchers, supervisors, farmworkers, farmworker organizations, health and safety professionals, trainers, promotores, rural healthcare providers, extension agents, and others who work in agriculture.
- Discuss issues of racism and land loss faced by Black and mixed-race producers in the United States.
- Identify four emerging health challenges to ag workers in rural/agricultural communities.
- Share community-based resources that provide information for rural residents, growers, farmers, farmworkers, and owner/operators.
Disclaimer: Support of this webinar on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility is due to the generous support of ButcherBox. We want to extend a special thanks to our sponsors and partners, who make our work possible through their dedication and funding.