C-FARE Webinar September 24 - A Growing Population — Hispanic Farmers in the Midwest
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. EST
The nation’s farmland and farmers continue to decrease, but Hispanic farm operators are growing, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Census of Agriculture. Missing, however, are in-depth case studies that shed light on the diversity of livelihood strategies Hispanic farmers develop in the Midwest. As the nation’s agricultural industry continues to undergo demographic changes, it is critical that Hispanic farmers connect with the resources needed to be successful. The panel will probe why such farmers begin their own farming operations, what factors impact their success, and what networks of support they nurture. Research and funding opportunities can be designed in ways that promote networks bridging the divide between Hispanic agricultural enterprises and the organizations, institutions and policies that exist to support farming nationally.