The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and several other groups hosted a roundtable discussion last week:
On April 23, 2014, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), in partnership with NSAC member Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and with assistance from the Opportunity Finance Network, hosted a forum in Washington, D.C. to bring farmers of color and their advocates together with community lending institutions to discuss ways to increase minority farmers’ access to capital and credit. Among the NSAC members participating were Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON) and California FarmLink.
This roundtable covered the important topic of increasing equity in the access to farm financing. To read more about what was discussed, click the link below!