Nonprofit teaches immigrants to become organic farmers

Immigrants who want to start a farm in America often face large barriers, such as money and farming education. One nonprofit is helping to remove those barriers.

The Minnesota Food Association (MFA) runs Big River Farms in the St. Croix River Valley. In 2007 it started a training program there to teach immigrant farmers how to make a living in a new market by providing land and education to practice growing organic vegetables. MFA hopes participants of the program will leave with the farming and business skills needed to become independent farmers on their own land.

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