California Farmer Listening Session – Merced

We are building a California policy platform based on what we hear from young (under 40 counts as young!), aspiring and active farmers—your joys, challenges, and aspirations. Join us in a listening session to hear from fellow young agrarians.


8:30 AM: Registration with coffee and tea

9:00 AM: Introduction to the session and participants and facilitated listening session, with breaks

12:00 PM: Lunch (free) and wrap-up with next steps and introduction to California Farmer Justice Collaborative

1:00 PM: Begin California Farmer Justice Collaborative meeting

The California Farmers Justice Collaborative is a group of farmers and farm advocates striving to create an equitable farming system. If you are a farmer of color and would like to stay for the meeting, please contact

The listening session follows the Rural Justice Summit, which we encourage you to attend at the UC Merced campus.

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