Resources for Black, Indigenous, and Farmers of Color

Adelante Mujeres – Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Program

Advancing cultural, economic, and health equity for the local Latinx growing community with a positive impact on our land and climate. The Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Program teaches closed-loop growing and other best farming practices to new and beginning Latine farmers and members of the Latine community interested in growing their own food and improving…

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Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC)

The Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) serves as a collaboration hub for Black and Brown communities to confront the systemic barriers that make food, place and economic opportunities inaccessible to us. BFSC is focused on meeting these barriers with creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions. Built on a decade of work of founding members of the…

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Land Access – Black Oregon Land Trust supports Black farmers in Oregon

BOLT is dedicated to ensuring that Black communities in Oregon have secure and affordable land access, sustainable agricultural skills, and the protected ecosystems needed to grow economically, environmentally, and culturally thriving communities.

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HEAL Food Alliance

HEAL Food Alliance is a multi-sector, multi-racial coalition building collective power to transform our food and farm systems.

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BIPOC Farmer Panel: Stories on Navigating USDA Loan Process

This video from the National Young Farmers Coalition and the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) records a panel of BIPOC farmers who shared their personal experiences navigating USDA loan processes and best practices and advice.

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National Young Farmers Coalition – Mini Grants to Beginning Farmers

The National Young Farmers Coalition partners with Chipotle each year to offer $5000 mini grants to beginning farmers. According to their website, they "strongly encourage farmers of color, Indigenous farmers, and farmers who are facing significant structural barriers to accessing other funding opportunities and success in agriculture to apply." You can also view previous grantees…

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American Farmland Trust – Brighter Future Fund

The Brighter Future Fund of American Farmland Trust focuses on providing resources to beginning, women and veteran farmers, as well as those historically resilient farmers identifying as socially disadvantaged in alignment with the USDA. The grant cycle opens for a short period each year, but you can sign up for alerts on their website.

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Come Thru Market Farmer Training Program

Come Thru Market Farmer Training Program supports beginning farmers of color in Portland in building their farmers market readiness and success. This program is specifically designed for people of color, including immigrants and refugees. The Come Thru Market Farmer Training Program is aligned with OSU's 

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Adelante Mujeres’ Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Program

Adelante Mujeres' Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Program teaches closed-loop growing and other best farming practices to new and beginning Latine farmers and members of the Latine community interested in growing their own food and improving the health of their families and community.

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Feed’em Freedom Foundation (FFF)

Feed’em Freedom Foundation (FFF) ignites and centers Black Agriculturists to participate as owners and movement leaders within agriculture, land stewardship, regional food security response, and economic prosperity. Their work involves creating educational pipelines to agriculture for Black and BIPOC youth, Land Stewardship, Regional Food Security response, and economic prosperity as a means of gaining sovereignty for Black Oregonians. 

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