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Mississippi Food Systems Fellowship Accepting Applications

NCAT and its Mississippi Food Justice Collaborative partners have announced the launch of the Mississippi Food Systems Fellowship to nurture a cohort of food systems leaders. We are seeking young to mid-career leaders from Native, Black, Latinx, Asian, and other minority communities (ages 18-49) working at the intersections of a variety of sectors, including Food, Health, Agriculture, Labor, Economic Democracy, Environment, and Community-Centered Development and Production. First preference will be given to native Mississippians and those who have been committed to Mississippi for at least seven years. Fellows must be committed to living and working in one of the following regions of Mississippi: Gulf Coast, Jackson, Delta, or Choctaw Reservation. The fellowship is a one-year commitment, from January through December 2020. It involves four in-person meetings, each lasting two to three days, plus ongoing group communication and assignments between meetings. Applications are due October 20, 2019.