History

Since 1978, leaders of diverse farm communities including farmworker groups, indigenous communities in the United States and Mexico, African-American, American-Indian, Asian-American, Latino and limited resource farmer organizations and cooperatives have banded together under the Rural Coalition’s mission to work toward a new society that values hope, unity, people, and the land. For 35 years the Rural Coalition has worked for two long-term goals:

  1. Development and implementation of progressive policies responsive to rural needs.
  2. Development of the capacities of rural organizations and people to work effectively to sustain institutional and systemic change.