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Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers

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USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement is pleased to announce the next Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers’ first in-person public meeting on March 28 – 30, 2023. It is being hosted by the University of Arizona, at Tucson. The public is asked to pre-register for the meeting by March 27, 2023. A Federal Register Notice with important details (location and virtual access) may be viewed at the following Federal Register Notice.

The Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers (ACMF) works in the interest of the public to ensure that all farmers have equal access to USDA programs. The committee advises the Secretary on the implementation of section 2501 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279); methods of maximizing the participation of socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers in USDA programs; and civil rights activities within USDA, as such activities relate to participants in USDA programs.


Members of the committee are appointed by the Secretary. The ACMF members represent minority farmers or ranchers, nonprofit organizations, civil rights professionals, and institutions of higher learning. Please see the current slate of members currently serving on the ACMF.

Charter (Related Committee Documentation)

The ACMF is chartered to advise the USDA on action-oriented strategies that maximize minority participation in USDA's programs and services. The ACMF hosts public meetings during which the members, through public discourse, formulate recommendation for the USDA Secretary’s consideration.

The current ACMF 2022 – 2024 Charter (PDF, 179 KB) is effective as of August 16, 2022.

2023 ACMF Public Meetings

March 28 - 30

Transcripts and Recordings

March 28 - 30

  • Daily PDFs
  • Daily Audio Recordings (mp3s)


  • None at this time.


Charters and Membership

None at this time.

Federal Register Notices
Agendas and Minutes

2021 ACMF Meetings

2020 ACMF Meetings

2016 ACMF Meeting

Transcripts and Recordings

2021 ACMF Meeting


None at this time.


Reports and Recommendations

2021 ACMF Meetings

2015 ACMF Meeting

2011 ACMF Meeting

Contact Us

Ms. R. Jeanese Cabrera
Designated Federal Officer
Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mail Stop 0601, Room 524-A
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202) 720-6350

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