What are the social justice issues in our food system? What are some of the farm-based solutions to these problems? What are sustainable labor practices and what does this mean for the farmers and the workers that produce our food? Let’s talk about farm labor as well as the principals of social stewardship on the farm, Food Justice Certification and the work of the Agricultural Justice Project. From 4-6 pm, Alannah Kull of the Agricultural Justice Project will be leading a discussion of social justice issues in our food system, and standards that AJP thinks farmers should meet. This will be an interactive workshop, so come prepared to think and participate! Then from 6-7, the Farmers Guild will host a potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share! At 7 pm, AJP will be screening the film Under Contract in partnership with RAFI USA. For the first time in a full-length documentary, contract farmers tell their stories and industry experts reveal how the corporate production model pits farmer against farmer. Join us as we travel across the American South and to Southern India to understand what’s happening to farmers living under contract and what we can do to change our food system for the better. The story of the contract farmer is the story of what’s changing in rural America. Power in agriculture is changing hands, but few people know what’s happening to the farmers producing our food. Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print tells this story through the lens of global poultry farming. In the U.S. alone, 97% of the chicken produced is raised by family farmers under contract with large companies. Around the world and all across agriculture, contract farming is taking hold. But farmers who sign contracts often face unfair challenges and hidden risks under the terms that are offered by large firms. Under Contract provides a timely glimpse into the little understood fine print of modern agriculture.