Thursday, July 23, 2020

Workshops: August 5-6, 2020 Building Community Capacity around Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers.

You’re Invited!

USDA’s Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement, in collaboration with the Regional Rural Development Centers, is inviting you to join a multi-day virtual workshop on Building Community Capacity around Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers. This event is designed for community organizers and planners that work on this important topic on a state or community level, such as:
·         Community Planners/Organizers
·         Cooperative Extension Service Professionals
·         Elected/Appointed County and City Officials
·         National/State Forestry Associations
·         2501 Recipients Working with Landowners
·         Land Trust and Conservatory Organizations

The workshop will take place over a series of dates/times to facilitate online learning.  
·         Session 1: August 5th @ 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT/9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
·         Session 2: August 6th @ 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT/9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

Special Topics Include: Heir's Property, Farm Stress, Value Chain Partnership Strategy, Innovations in Marketing and Equity, Justice and Access

Participants will:
·         Learn about resources and strategies to meet emergent needs and challenges of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers:
·         Examine up-to-date information on USDA programs
·         Engage in peer-to-peer connections among participants
·         Learn methods to access public data to assess needs
·         Develop stakeholder engagement strategy to build partnerships and accomplish shared goals 

Come join the conversation as we help create a better tomorrow! 
To learn more about the workshop and register, please click here.

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