Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen is a farmer, known as Farmer Mai, and social justice activist. Mai applies their background in climate research and Buddhist farming to cultivate heritage grains and Southeast Asian seed crops. They also organize farmers and eaters for economic democracy and racial justice in the food system. In 2017, Mai helped pass the Farmer Equity Act--a momentous civil rights bill for California agriculture. Mai is also co-Director of Minnow, focused on land tenure for farmers of color, and has been recognized for their farming and advocacy work as a Berkeley Food Institute Changemaker, 2018 Grist 50 Fixer, and Business Alliance for Local, Living Economies Fellow. (Upper Lake, CA) @farmermainguyen (Instagram)