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W.A.S.H Conference seeks to build the capacity of systematically excluded farmers in the South by plugging them into the supply chain with major brands. W.A.S.H is intended for farmers with existing farming operations who have current demonstrated production capacity. This conference is not for beginner or start-up farms. It is open to all genders and farmers who identify as Black and/or Indigenous.
Twenty farmers will be selected. Farmers will receive a $1000 stipend for their time and input. It will be held in Liberty, NC on October 1st. A private pre-conference bonfire event will be held at Green Heffa Farms on September 30, 2022.
If interested, please complete this application by August 17, 2022. Farmers selected will be notified by August 31, 2022.
Connect producers with companies that are being intentional about sourcing from BIPOC farmers.
Discuss barriers that exist for Black and Indigenous farmers in equitable participation in the supply chain and ways to resolve them.
Discuss opportunities for Black and Indigenous farmers in climate smart commodities and ways to become more climate resilient
Questions? Interested in sponsoring? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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