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Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers

The committee works in the interest of the public to ensure socially disadvantaged 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.

The Minority Farmers Advisory Committee host public meetings to deliberate on recommendations for USDA Secretarial consideration. These recommendations provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on methods to maximize minority participation in USDA's programs and services.

Members of the committee are appointed for 1- to 2-year terms by the Secretary. The committee members are composed of socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers, representatives from nonprofit organizations, civil rights professionals, and representatives from institutions of higher learning.

Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers Charter

USDA Announces New Members of the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers


Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers Conference Call
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST).
Public Call-in Information: Conference call-in number: Dial-in 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694 Participant Access Code: 5416488#
Agenda
Meeting Minutes

 

Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST).
Public Call-in Information: Conference call-in number: Dial-in 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694 Participant Access Code: 4511838#
Agenda (PDF, 114 KB)
Federal Register Notice
Minutes (PDF, 202 KB)
Transcript (PDF, 1.0 MB)

 

Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers Conference Call
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST).
Public Call-in Information: Conference call-in number: Dial-in 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694 Participant Access Code: 7792453#
Agenda
Federal Register Notice
Minutes
Transcript

 

Committee Recommendations

Past Committee Meetings

  • September 2015 MFAC Agenda and Meeting Materials

Contact Us

Eston Williams
Designated Federal Official
USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 520-A
Washington, D.C. 20250-0170
Phone: 202-720-6350
Email: acmf@usda.gov