Learn about the intersections of race and gender at the Nuestras Raíces beginning farmer training program in Holyoke, MA. Join us in a conversation as we collectively explore the unique opportunities and difficulties of Latina farm businesses.
The Latina residents of Holyoke have a rich agricultural history and heritage, but face considerable barriers in starting a small farm business. In addition to the barriers immigrant farmers face; access to land and capital, training, language, and new markets, they also face the challenge of breaking into a male dominated practice.
In our presentation you will learn about the philosophy of the Nuestras Raíces farmer training program, the particular challenges women in our community face, and our strategies in supporting Latina women to start small farm businesses.
Our presentation format will concentrate on storytelling and collective problem solving. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you, and collectively creating strategies to support Latina women become leaders in agriculture.
|Conference||2010 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference|
|Presentation Type||60-Minute Concurrent|