Date

Sunday, November 18, 2018 -
8:30am to 10:00am

Location

Overton

Event Description

Who will renew agriculture in North America in the future? Historically, we looked to the children of family farmers to become our future farmers. Today, Latinos make up a large and growing percentage of the people who do the vast majority of the day-to-day work on US farms. Across the US, among farmworkers for all crops, Latinos comprise more than 80% of the total. More than 75% are originally from Mexico, with an average of ten years in the US. In spite of this growing and increasingly stable population of farmworkers, only 3% of farm owners in the US are Latino. Pathways for Latino farmworkers to become farm owners are often limited by structural barriers, including racism, immigration status, language proficiency, educational background, and lack of access to finance and credit, land, markets, and technical assistance and training. How can the biodynamic movement and Latino farmers join hands as allies to open pathways for Latinos to move from farm worker to farm owner? Hear stories from Latino farmers and biodynamic leaders. Explore your role in the movement to open up healing pathways for Latinos in the renewal of agriculture.