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Small Farms Team

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Small Farms Team
Programs and Resources for Latino Farmers

Our innovative Latino Outreach Program makes learning a part of community life for Latino farmers and ranchers. We reach producers where they are—in the field, in the car, and at community gatherings. Thanks to a generous partnership grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency and the Outreach and Assistance to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and
Ranchers Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA grant #2009‐39300‐20194.


Features include:

  1. Extension courses on business and farm management, followed by one-on-one counseling
  2. A regular one-hour broadcast on Spanish-language Radio Cadena (KDNA). Topics include business planning, keeping farm records, accessing operating capital, alternative marketing strategies, soil and pest management, and understanding regulations.
  3. "Farm walks" that promote hands-on learning and information exchange among producers and university specialists. Strategies covered include alternative pest management, soil and water management, and conservation.
  4. Forums with state lawmakers and state and federal agency officials to discuss drought mitigation strategies and resources.
  5. A Spanish-language hotline; assistance accessing federal programs; sessions on completing loan applications; and support for farmer-led organizations.
  6. Recursos en Español

    Suelo y Composta


    Grabaciones de la Conferencia de “Tilth Producers”, Yakima, WA 2011

    Otros programas y recursos para los agricultores latino

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