BFRDP Projects

Farm Transition and Business Planning for Beginning Immigrant and Refugee Farmers through Farmer to Farmer Mentorship
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $589,508
Grant Program: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: Maria Moreira
Organization: World Farmers


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Project Overview

World Farmers' project centered on increasing farmers’ agricultural capacity as they take their operation to the next level, and seek to transition beginning immigrant and refugee farmers onto independent land. The target audience for this project was the  354 immigrant and refugee farmers in our Flats Mentor Farm program. Throughout this project, World Farmers and collaborating organizations achieved the following objectives: 1) Provided farm transition planning assistance for immigrant and refugee farmers; 2) Transitioned small-scale or subsistence farmers to the next phase of their operations; 3) Conducted training and technical assistance in the areas of crop management and pest identification; 4) Assisted in farmer land acquisition efforts. This project and all its partners were dedicated to providing customized support to each farmer as they establish their individual farming enterprise, and to strengthen and enhance a new social fabric that welcomes new and diverse community members.

Number of Participants: 354


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