Advancing Us

(Catherine Fleming, Project Sweetie Pie, speaking at a MFCC organized Farmer & Policy-maker Listening Session at the Emerging Farmers Conference Nov. 2023)
Advancing Us is our body of organizing work on policy and political education. We work with local and national partners to gather input and advocate for our priorities around access to land, training, markets, emergency farmer assistance/ drought assistance, ending discrimination in lending, climate justice, environmental justice, and pollinator protections, among other issues. 
We provide host and in-person trainings and engage farmers in legislative hearings and listening and accountability sessions with policy makers and agricultural agencies throughout the year.  For more information on our policy efforts contact Zoe@midwestfarmersofcolor.org

(Farmers speaking at MFCC organized farmer & policy maker listening session at the Emerging Farmers Conference Nov. 2023)

 

(Zoe Hollomon (MFCC Director) and other MN farmers joined with National Young Farmers Coalition and Land Stewardship Project to speak with representatives about Land Access, conservation and farmer-led education priorities for the next Farm Bill.)

 

(Shari Cueto, Beekeeper & Organizer with the Urban Farm & Garden Alliance, & Zoe Hollomon (MFCC) after a Pollinator protection advocacy day at the MN State Capitol, March 2024.)

 

(With HEAL Food Alliance and others at the Farmers Climate Action Rally in DC 2023)