Watch TC Growers Spotlight with Lakisha Witter

Lakisha Witter of Live Organically, Oak Grove, shared her farm journey in the TC Grower’s most recent “Grower Spotlight.” Witter, who purchased her farm in 2018, detailed the challenges and successes of her first two seasons, as well as her plans for the future including soil health and organic matter building, expanding markets, and a hydroponics system. Watch the recording on SFA’s Youtube Channel or here with Zoom’s (fairly rough) audio transcription. Witter and other folks on the Zoom meeting shared dozens of funding and educational resources that emerging farmers in particular may find useful. You can find those rounded up here.

All are welcome to join TC Growers meetings and connect with others. We were delighted to have growers from outside the Metro join in at our last meeting to hear Lakisha Witter’s story and come away with information and resources they could apply in other parts of the state. Stay tuned for announcements on future meetings!

Questions or ideas for meeting topics? Reach out to Karl Hakanson at The Twin Cities Growers Network is a collaboration between UMN Extension and SFA.