Partners IN Food and Farming believes in and works towards a world that is inclusive, honest, and in which equitable outcomes exist for people across Indiana. We have worked hard to empower a broad diversity of voices on our Board of Directors and our Program(ming) Advisory Panel, to represent Indiana across racial, gender, geographic, and socioeconomic lines. However, we acknowledge that we are a primarily white, cis-gender- led organization working in a landscape that contains a multitude of individuals and we work diligently to ensure we are including, inviting, and listening to voices other than our own. We recognize that the food system is inherently racist and we strive to shed light and make change in and on these systemic issues.
Staff of PIFF participate in anti-racisit training on a yearly basis to continuously educate and keep forefront our commitment to creating an anti-racist organization and food and farming community in Indiana.
Partner with the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition on their Fellowship Program which dedicates Fellowship spots to BIPOC and female farmers throughout the state, empowering them with both community and financial resources.
Work with partners in our food systems networks to help bring equity into their own organizational conversations and processes.
Provide resources for Hoosiers who want to make our food system more just.
Actively reach out to and network with BIPOC, female, and gender nonconforming farmers, ranchers, and growers in the Indiana landscape and create opportunities for them to teach, lead, train in areas of their expertise in farming and ranching.
Seek opportunities to co-create, co-host, and collaborate on programs and events with underrepresented farmers, including female farmers, BIPOC farmers, beginning farmers, and military veteran farmers.