Understanding disparities in farmland ownership
November 19, 2021
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Land is foundational to food production, and access to land is a critical issue for the next generation of farmers. Yet ownership of farmland in the United States is vastly unequal, with White people owning 98%. This webinar – the first of two on the topic of land justice – will explore how present day trends in farmland ownership are rooted in colonization, land appropriation/theft, discrimination, and violence. The webinar will also recognize ways in which Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color in California have always resisted racism and affirmed lasting ties to the land. Part two – the final webinar in our 6-part series, to be held in December – will highlight organizations working towards land justice solutions and how extension professionals might engage them.