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MFA Big River Farms

Donations this month go to Minnesota Food Association’s Big River Farms training program. It’s a 3 to 4 year program for immigrant and minority farmers, using an integrated approach to teach farmers the skills that will help them develop successful small farm enterprises.

They train participants to:

  • Become certified in organic vegetable production
  • Find and develop markets
  • Have good business practices, including planning, record keeping and finances

Big River Farms runs a CSA operation as a demonstration plot, and a market for farmers-in-training. They build relationships with, distribute to and connect farmers-in-training to wholesale and retail markets.