2021 National Leadership Convergence

The National Young Farmers Coalition’s 7th Annual National Leadership Convergence will be held virtually as the second half of a two-year event with the theme of “Achieving Equity Through Agriculture.“ In 2021 we will gather in a hybrid virtual and in-person format to move from learning to action to make equitable change in our own food and farming communities. 

Last Convergence four hundred farmers, ranchers, and supporters from across the country gathered virtually for a week in November to build a shared understanding of the racist histories of American agriculture, and how we came to have the food and farming systems we do today. 

This year we build on that understanding and take action. Through farmer to farmer learning, and peer support, our chapters and at-large network will gather to dream up the farming futures they want to see, and learn how to distill those visions into actionable campaigns for change, troubleshoot their own challenges, and gain organizing skills for building strong support for equitable change.

Convergence 2021 will be the second week of November. Exact dates and registration process TBD.
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Meet the 2021 Planning Committee Members!

These farmers have been the heart and soul of envisioning this year’s Convergence.

Tre Smith

Michelle Week

Qaadir Anderson-Perry

Laura Xiao

Josefina Lara Chavez

 

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