With US borders closed, undocumented farmworkers aging, and low wages and other barriers discouraging people from seeking farm work as a career, what are the solutions to finding skilled, committed workers for organic farms? The government is pushing farmers to hire H2A guestworkers. Is that the answer? Let’s talk about this! Activists from the Agricultural Justice Project lead a deep dive into current realities with an open discussion of alternatives – unionization, amnesty for current undocumented workers, worker-owned cooperatives, our visions and imaginaries for fair relationships to make farming equitable and resilient. Featuring Liz Henderson and Jon Magee of the AJP.
Session is online over Zoom as part of the 2023 NOFA Summer Conference. Recording available for registered attendees via NOFA Mass after the event.