In Minnesota, PAN is building power across movements
We’re bringing sustainable farmers, environmental justice leaders, and rural and urban residents together to stand against harmful industrial agriculture and invest in farming for the future.
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Midwest Farmers Color Collective

We collaborate with the Midwest Farmers of Color Collective, HEAL Food Alliance, Land Stewardship Project and National Young Farmers Coalition to promote racial justice in the food system and ensure the success of farmers of color across Minnesota. These farmers are taking the lead on solutions to the many problems caused by industrial agriculture.

We’re organizing and advocating for policies to support small and BIPOC farmers in the state – like land access, technical assistance, and investment in agroecological growing practices.


Our work to protect rural communities from pesticide contamination continues in collaboration with our long-standing partners at the Toxic Taters coalition. Testing has shown these communities are facing highly contaminated well water, and residents experience pesticide drift from nearby fields at their homes, schools, and workplaces.

We’re bringing this important issue to the state capitol, and providing resources and information to communities in the meantime.

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Historically, Minnesota has been a leader on strong pollinator protection policies. Today, we’re building on the relationships we’ve cultivated with pollinator and environmental advocates to bring more people power to our food system transformation work. 

Through knowledge sharing, policy training, and political education, our movement grows stronger — in the 2023 legislative session, our coalition championed a record number of protective policies for our communities, pollinators, and environment.

We need a transformative farm bill


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Rural Families

Too often, farmers find themselves trapped on a pesticide treadmill — and farmers, workers and families in rural communities find

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Willa Childress

Organizing Co-Director, and Minnesota Campaign Lead

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