Number of Latino Farmers in Minnesota Is Growing
Minnesota Public Radio reports that just 650 Minnesota farmers identify as Hispanic or Latino, but the number is growing. This feature story showcases several farms in Minnesota that were started and are owned by Hispanic or Latino farmers. These operations raise a variety of vegetables, and some either have or are pursuing organic certification. Most of the farmers have off-farm jobs and farm part-time with the help of family members, but they are learning and working to overcome challenges and planning to expand their farming activities.