Minority farmers often lack the resources, information and managerial skills to adequately address risk management issues in their operations. Many face limited education, elderly aged, widowed, visions and other disabilities. Women farmers still have problems establishing themselves as farmland owners and business managers. Additional they also face challenges finding labor workers for their farms and ranches. Beginning farmers lack access to capital and other resources needed to compete in a world dominated by men. Others have problems understanding farm income tax guide, marinating farm records, providing needed documentations for loan/disaster/grant applications and other government programs. Some simply can´t keep up with dynamics of markets and price fluctuations for their products.
Come find out how the Cooperative Extension is helping some of these farmers and rancher overcome their challenges in farm management.