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BIPOC Workshop: Prairies

July 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am 6:00 pm CST

The National Farmers Union (NFU) BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) Caucus is hosting a series of in-person farmer-led events coast to coast to coast! We are inviting current and aspiring BIPOC farmers and farm workers together to connect, learn, and organize together.

The NFU BIPOC Caucus has identified access to technical training as a barrier to entering farming, especially led by BIPOC producers. We also have a desire and a need to connect with and unite alongside BIPOC producers. In union, we are strong – and at the core of collective work, is relationships. We are so thrilled to offer financially-supported opportunities to bring BIPOC farmers and farm workers together to build relationships and learn. Aspiring BIPOC farmers / farm workers / adjacent food workers welcome!

Join us for our prairie gathering! All prairie provinces BIPOC growers are invited to join us on a farm near  Borden, Saskatchewan, north of Saskatoon to learn about introducing livestock to a mixed farm operation from a technical and business perspective, and to connect with other BIPOC farmers and farm workers. Kishon and Jordan; NFU farmers in the BIPOC Caucus, will co-facilitate the workshop, and Adama; an Edmonton based farm worker will facilitate community building and an exploration of our collective struggles and policy opportunities. 

Where: Near Borden, SK, 50 minutes northwest of Saskatoon. Register  for directions / GPS pin to farm. 

When: July 22, 2023, 11am – 6:30pm  

What: Introducing livestock on a mixed farm workshop & exploring our connections, collective struggles, and policy opportunities! 

The schedule of the day will be: 

  • 11:00 Meet and farm tour
  • 12pm Lunch will be provided and attendees are invited to connect with others
  • 1:30-3:30 Jordan and Kishon will lead workshop on introducing livestock and animal husbandry from a technical and business perspective, and facilitate knowledge sharing
  • 4:30-6:00 Adama will support an organic conversation around farm and food policies and organizing for change 

We have planned a number of supports to help you attend in-person:

  • There is a fund to reimburse local mileage costs
  • Lunch and dinner will be provided
  • Two nights of shared room accommodation will be provided

Attendees must Register here by Saturday, July 8th!

After you register, more information will be sent to your email on how to access financial support for travel (gas stipend & accommodation) & the event’s fine details! Any questions can be directed to koon@nfu.ca.

Are you coming? Bring a friend along too! Help us organize an impactful connecting opportunity.

In solidarity,

Who we are

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is the national farm organization committed to family and cooperative farms. Promoting agroecology and food sovereignty, the NFU does not waver in our vision for farmers, farm workers, eaters, and the land, embedded in social and economic justice.

The NFU envisions a future with no barriers to racialized farmers & farm workers accessing land & growing sustainable farm operations. BIPOC farmers & farm workers form the BIPOC Caucus. The Caucus is committed to organizing our collective power, advancing the NFU’s mandate, deepening networks of support, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, and promoting equitable livelihoods.