Racial Justice

MOSES stands in solidarity with all of the farmers, partner organizations, and community members who are working toward equity and racial justice.


Please read our full statement of racial justice solidarity by clicking the thumbnail image.


If you would like to connect with us about racial justice, diversity, equity, or inclusion please email diversity@mosesorganic.org or call our office at 715-778-5775. If you would like to continue learning about racism, please browse the introductory resources we’ve gathered below. We will continue to curate this list by listening to and following the guidance of communities of color.


Learning Resources

Note: We’d like you to consider supporting your local library and BIPOC-owned independent bookstores as you gather your learning library.

Food and Agriculture Justice resources recommended by Soul Fire Farm

Watch the keynote by Leah Penniman (author of Farming While Black and farmer at Soul Fire Farm) at the 2020 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.

Racial Equity Toolkit compiled by National Young Farmers Coalition

158 Resources to Understand Racism in America from the Smithsonian

The podcast 1619 from the New York Times is an audio series exploring how slavery transformed America. In particular, two episodes entitled “The Land of Our Fathers” parts 1 & 2 explore the story of black farmers and their experience with discriminatory USDA lending practices. There are also links to background readings on the website.

#NativeReads resource recommendations from the First Nations Development Institute

Anti-Racist Resources for White People community document

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of the American Indian

An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System, Michigan State University

Find teaching materials for both adults and youth through the Zinn Education Project focused on teaching people’s history.


Action Recommendations

Food Sovereignty Action Steps document created by Soul Fire Farm

Political Education, Toolkits, and Other Resources collected by Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Justice in June self-training resources

Mapping our Roles in Social Change Ecosystems worksheet from Building Movement

26 Ways  to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets



Conversations About Racism and Bias

Talking About Race series organized by the National Museum of African American History and Culture

8 Lessons for Talking About Race, Racism, and Racial Justice

Responding to Microaggressions and Bias guide

Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send


A Few Ag Organizations To Meet

While this is far from an exhaustive list – these are a few organizations that work in agriculture whose leadership, projects, and guidance we appreciate.

Big River Farms

Hmong American Farmers Association

Hmong American Partnership

Intertribal Agriculture Council

National Black Farmers Association

National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association

Soul Fire Farm

United Farm Workers

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