Introducing the O-FREAP Program for Farmers and Ranchers!
We listened to you when farmers asked for resources to address justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in their lives and communities. Whether it is for personal growth, to make your farm or town more welcoming, or to simply start improving the world by taking the first step yourself, we are excited to introduce O-FREAP!
Oregon’s Farm and Ranch Equity and Anti-Racism Program (O-FREAP) is an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to learn about, address, and dismantle racism within the food and farm systems and beyond. Farming and ranching in Oregon and throughout the U.S. was established through oppressive systems including racial exclusion, land theft, and violence. These systems still exist and continue to cause harm. There are changes that can be made on the individual and systems level; this program lays a foundation for the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to take action.
We invite farmers and ranchers to join a voluntary, self-paced online curriculum with the opportunity to connect with others through peer learning. It is FREE for farmers and ranchers to participate as the project collaborative is sponsoring the curriculum and its administration. Registration is required.
Read our Blog Post to learn more and register – https://friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/2022/08/oregons-farm-and-ranch-equity-and-anti-racism-program-o-freap/
Movies, Podcasts, Books
Black, Indigenous and other POC Owned Farms
Black, Indigenous and other POC Focused Organizations
Agricultural Racism Articles/Resources
National Young Farmers Coalition – Racial Equity Toolkit
Sonoma Land Trust – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan
Food Solutions – Racial Equity Challenge Resources
Portland State University – Interrupting Oppression
Yale University – African American History: From Emancipation to the Present (Free Course)
Soul Fire Farm – Reparations Map
Rural Organizing Project – In Defense of Black Lives
Food Tech Connect – Food and Ag Anti- Racism Resources + Black Food and Farm Businesses to Support