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Minnesota Announces Members of Emerging Farmers’ Working Group

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced the appointment of 17 members to the new Emerging Farmers’ Working Group that will help shape the future of farming in the state. The group’s purpose is to advise the MDA and Minnesota Legislature on ways to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who traditionally face barriers to the resources necessary to build profitable agricultural businesses. Emerging Farmers are defined as women, veterans, persons with disabilities, American Indian/Alaskan Native, communities of color, young, and urban farmers. The working group’s first meeting will take place November 6, 2020, via Webex. Members of the public are welcome and public comments can be made through the chat box.