Assessing Opportunities & Barriers for Minority Producers Transitioning to Climate-Smart & Regenerative Agriculture Programs

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Virtual

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Virtual

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Virtual

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Virtual

Regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices not only support land, air and water quality, but also crops’ resiliency to weather extremes like droughts and heavy storms. Minority producers face some of the highest barriers to transition to these practices.

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), Freedmen Heirs Foundation (FHF) and Resources For the Future (RFF) are collaborating to conduct a webinar series and convening event on the current status of minority farmers during the ongoing shift towards climate-conscious agriculture. This webinar series and convening will be guided by community insights and will be used to shape a research framework as well as the creation of resources that enhance the impact of climate-smart agriculture investments on minority farmers.

The webinar series will consist of four virtual convenings that will be held from June – December 2024. The workshops will inform an in-person event in early 2025, where FFAR, FHF and RFF will seek to develop pathways for equity in economic assessments, access to information and resources, and access to new markets and funding.

Participation in the webinars is by invitation only. Recordings of each webinar will be shared on this page.

The Webinars

Session 1

Date- June 14, 2024
Time- 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET

The state of minority producers and the economic opportunities/impacts from climate change and climate-smart/regenerative agriculture investments


 

Session 2

Date- August 9, 2024
Time- 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
Overview of the current state of the science as it relates to soil health adoption of practices and economics, and opportunities and barriers to increased adoption
 


 

Session 3

Date- October 11, 2024
Time- 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
Mapping information networks and understanding barriers to accessing resources and funding
 


 

Session 4

Date- December 6, 2024
Time- 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET

Cost-benefit analysis and economic discussion of the real cost for minority farmers to transition to climate-smart practices


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