BFRDP Projects

FARRMS: Growing Together
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $513,959
Grant Program: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: Stephanie Blumhagen
Organization: FARRMS


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Project Overview

FARRMS: Growing Together is strategic partnership between FARRMS and many organizations in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnestoa. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSS), contributed significant matching resources as the fiscal sponsor of Growing Together, a community gardening organization based in Fargo that serves new Americans.  The project trained new farmers in North Dakota by providing an annual Farm Beginnings course, internship opportunities, farm tours, and workshops. The project also provided resources to help Growing Together expand their reach. An advisory council called the New Farmer Task Force
provided project oversight. Special emphasis wass on serving New Americans in the Red River Valley.

Number of Participants: 684


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