Local Food, Immigrant Farmers – Michelle Hughes

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Immigrants have always been the foundation of agriculture in the United States. Immigrants continue to bring agricultural knowledge into the country where the population of farmer’s has decreased from 96% to 2%. The New Farmer Development Project helps immigrant farmers with technical assistance and training designed to ensure the long-term viability of participating farms and farmland.

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  • About Michelle Hughes

    Director of the New Farmer Development Project GrowNYC

    Michelle Hughes' New Farmer Development Project at GrowNYC identifies and trains immigrants with agricultural experience to establish their own family ...read more.


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