Building Community Capacity around Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

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.


Event Properties

Event Date 8/6/2020 9:00 am ET
Individual Price Free