agricultural diversity news
Leaders in 22 states spoke up after the USDA wanted SNAP benefits to better address sexual orientation and gender inclusion.
Although farming provides an opportunity for anyone willing to get down in the dirt, it can be a harsh industry to get a start in – especially for traditionally underserved communities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to ensure these underserved farmers have access to workforce training. An additional $14 million has been invested as part of the American Rescue Plan.
Cornell University has hired Caitlyn McFadden as an Urban Agricultural Education and FFA Specialist to support the greater NYC Metro Area’s agricultural education programs.