Texas Farmer in Underserved Community
In this podcast, Robert Maggiani, a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program, talks with Juan Raygoza about his farm in South Texas.
Juan moved to the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas in 2007 with little money. His goal was to farm vegetables for his family. At first he borrowed land to farm, and then was able to purchase seven acres with the help of a USDA loan and is now owner of Terra Preta Farm in Edinburg, Texas. NCAT has worked with him on several projects over the past five years and helped get his farm certified organic.
Juan talks about the challenges of starting from scratch to become a farmer in an underserved community.
Robert is a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program in NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, TX.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
Juan Raygoza’s farm website
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