SXSW 2022

Breaking Barriers:Inclusion & Diversity in Farming


American farmers and more specifically farm owners are disproportionately white, cisgender, men. Today, more barriers are being confronted than ever before, and at times even broken, while more historical exclusions and injustices are being acknowledged and recognized as the wrongs they were and are. While progress has been made towards a more just and inclusive agricultural system, we still have a ways to go.

Strides have been made in both the local and national farming community to foster diversity and inclusion. In this panel we will hear from women who are working to uplift the experience of women of color in the farming infrastructure. This panel will explore what is already being done in our local and national communities to foster more inclusive farming environments.

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  1. Recognize the institutionalized racism and sexism that creates the current disparities in farming, specifically as it relates to women of color.
  2. Provide context and understanding of ways in which both locally and nationally women of color are subverting this paradigm to gain equity.
  3. Create strategies to encourage and support greater diversity and inclusion in the national farming ecosystem, specifically for women of color.



Amanda Doenges, Consultant, Little Herds

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Civic Engagement
  • Track 2 2050
  • Level: Intermediate

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