- This event has passed.
Democracy in Action Town Hall: “Be a Voter for Rural Communities”
October 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Land Stewardship Action Fund recognizes that this is a time of compounding crisis for farmers and rural communities. Corporate interests are pushing themselves into rural communities, trying to take the place of family-sized farms as the main economic engine sustaining the local economy while a new set of young and diverse people who either want to take over an existing farm or want to start their own are discouraged from doing so because they don’t see a way to make it economically sustainable. If we are going to support small to mid-sized farming and keep it viable, we need to come together now across our communities to elect leaders who will fight to protect the family-sized farms that we have now, who will push for more just farm economic policies that will help get more young and diverse folks who want to farm on the land, and who will fight for a people-centered economy in Minnesota.
Join us on Wednesday, October 14th from 11am-12:30pm on Zoom for our next Democracy in Action Town Hall: Be a Voter for Rural Communities. We will be talking with farmer members who understand the economic issues facing small and mid-sized farms and rural communities, and hearing from candidates on the role the MN State Legislature can play in a solution.