Financing and Land Access Inequities

Join Penn State Extension for an upcoming webinar series: Exploring Racial Equity and Access in Our Food System.  The series will cover the many ways that racism and injustice impact farming and food systems in the United States.  Our intention is to listen to and learn from farmers, businesses, organizations, and researchers working to build a just and sustainable food system for all.  Join us for any, or all, of the following panel discussions:  


History, Land Access, and Race: Tuesday, 9/15, 12-1:30pm 

This webinar will examine the impact of structural and systemic racism within the food and agricultural systems on Black and brown farmers in the US.  Our panelists will share their lived experiences with racism in farming and food system work, as well as barriers faced in accessing resources needed to grow and succeed.  



Food Access, Equity, and Farmers Markets: Monday, 9/21, 12-1:30pm 

If you ask, most farmers markets will tell you that the market is for everyone in the community.  Despite this, farmers markets and CSA programs can feel exclusive and inaccessible to members of some communities.  In this webinar, we will explore how farmers markets and community CSA programs can transform food systems by becoming a driving force for equitable food access.   



Financing and Land Access Inequities: Thursday, 10/1, 12-1:30pm 

In this webinar we will examine the history of agricultural land ownership disparities and historical lockouts of financing with private institutions and the USDA.  Panelists will speak on their own experiences with operating a farm project, funding, and financing a farm startup.   



Racism in the Value Chain of Food and Agriculture: Wednesday, 10/7, 12-1:30pm 

In this webinar we explore historical and current inequities in starting-up a food or beverage-based business.  Panelists will speak on their experience in being a BIPOC owner and working, marketing, and selling within industries that are historically white-owned.  


Event Properties

Event Date 10/1/2020 12:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free