BFRDP Projects

Increasing the Sustainability of First and Next Generation Minority Farmers
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $472,434
Grant Program: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: Silvia Cuesta
Organization: Adelante Mujeres


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Project Overview

During this reporting period, Year 3, Western Oregon's Sustainable Collaborative (WOSA) which consists of 6 different agriculture programs that support farmers of color, accomplished the following outputs:  1) Provided 3 Agriculture Courses in Spanish; 2) Mentored 64 new beginner farmers through specialty workshops and internship programs; 3) Supported 18 minority BFRs via access to local Farmers Markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. Particularly, farmers had access to 10 local Farmers Market across Western Oregon and 2 CSA's. For Year, we served a total of 304 BFRs. 

Furthermore, it trained and provided one-on-one technical assistance to 64 minority BFRs with best practices on how to make risk management decisions related to farm financial and operational benchmarking. A total of 1,778 hours of one-on-one technical assistance or business coaching was offered to participants.

For specialty workshops, the following topics were delivered: Leaf Mulching, Virtual Cooperative Development, Seed Staring, Greenhouse Management, Transplanting techniques, Irrigation System, Seed germination, Brewing Compost Tea, and Farm Law Workshops. 

Successfully planned and hosted Dia del Agricultor Latino 2022 on July 24 at Our Table, where 57 program participants and staff members of the WOSA organizations gathered to learn from subject experts and one other. Ecological pest management and no till agriculture were among the favorite workshops according to an evaluation done at the end of the event.  


Number of Participants: 545


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