Immigrant Farmer to Share Her Journey at TC Growers Meeting
Hear the story of Somali-American organic farmer Naima Dhore and her journey toward owning her own farm as SFA’s Twin Cities Growers Network hosts its next virtual gathering from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 14.
Her story provides inspiration to those seeking to farm and provides a real example of how one hardworking family is making it happen. This presentation will be of interest to emerging farmers, especially BIPOC growers who face additional challenges to an already daunting task. Naima and her husband are currently pursuing a Farm Service Agency loan to purchase 20 acres of farmland; she is also founder of the Somali American Farmers Association to support Somali and immigrant farmers who focus on culturally specific and organic produce and indigenous African farming practices.
Open to all; questions welcome. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom. REGISTER.
Related TC Growers resources include this compendium of new farmer resources and this Advice for Beginning Farmers fact sheet.
The TC Growers Network is a partnership between SFA and U. of M. Extension. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the last two TC Growers Network meetings, archived here: