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Episode 308. How to Work with Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers

In this episode of Voices from the Field, two NCAT staffers talk about their years of experience working with historically underserved farmers. Gulf States Regional Director Rockiell Woods and Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Felicia Bell discuss who the USDA NRCS defines as historically underserved and some of the programs that are available to them. They also address topics that agriculture professionals might experience as they deal with historically underserved farmers, from a reluctance to make use of government programs to the need to respect the cultures many of the farmers come from.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Farmer Equity

Episode 298. Ag Professional Series with Brennan Washington of Southern SARE

Weekly Wednesday Workshop: Ag Professionals with Otis Wright Jr. of RAFI-USA

Beginning Farmer Tutorials

Other Resources:

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Contact Rockiell Woods and Felicia Bell at and

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