The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Emerging Farmers’ Working Group (EFWG) has openings for nine volunteer members for two-year terms. 

Minnesotans interested in making it easier for new and emerging farmers to create or sustain an agricultural business are encouraged to apply now through September 8, 2022. 

“The work of the Emerging Farmers’ Working Group is critically important in helping identify barriers to entering the field of agriculture and create resources to support new and emerging farmers in our state,” said Assistant MDA Commissioner Patrice Bailey. 

“We need members of diverse communities and varying backgrounds and experiences to advise the MDA and shape the future of farming in Minnesota.” 

The deadline to apply for EFWG membership is Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. 

The MDA website has the membership application and more information on the EFWG page.