Lyons, Nebraska – The Center for Rural Affairs is offering a six-week series of Latino Beginning Farmer and Rancher workshops in Schuyler, Nebraska. The sessions will be held every Tuesday from August 23 to September 27, 2016.
Workshops are designed for those in the Latino community who are interested in starting their own farm or ranch.
“These in-depth workshops are perfect for those with the passion to start your own farm or ranch business,” said Lucia Schulz with the Center for Rural Affairs. “You’ll learn about business and financial themes, as well as production and marketing. You don’t have to have land or experience to attend.”
What: six-session series of Latino Beginning Farmer & Rancher Workshops
When: Tuesdays August 23-September 27
Where: Schuyler Public Library, 1123 A St, Schuyler, Ne 68661
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Workshops are free and open to the public, and will be instructed in both Spanish and English. Attendees will build their capacity for agricultural success, learning business management, financial literacy, and leadership tools. Expert speakers, including farmer and financial experts, will present on topics such as producer associations and marketing. At the end of the series, attendees will have the opportunity to visit specific area farms, participating in more hands-on workshops, to learn more about direct-marketing and crop and animal handling.
“The goal of the program is to help aspiring and beginning Latino farmers become viable producers and be connected to the resources necessary to be successful,” added Schulz. “We will be bringing in different agencies to talk about opportunities Beginning Latino farmers have. From crop insurance, to conservation programs and different low interest loans available, there is a lot of different opportunities out there.”