Project ID

XP2010-02

Abstract

Finding ways to make farming more accessible for would-be farmers involves working with existing landowners and potential tenants/buyers to educate both groups on the possibilities open to them. Surveys, focus groups and personal interviews were used to determine what tactics would be more effective in engaging both groups.

Key Question

What would motivate current landowners to make farmland and buildings available to beginning small-scale diversified farmers, particularly immigrant and refugee farmers?

Findings

According to the research for this project, more familiarity with small-scale farming options and alternatives, and creation of low-risk ways for new farmers to prove their abilities, sincerity and prospects for making a profit.

Principal Investigator(s)

Hannah Lewis

Co-Investigator(s)

John Baker, Jan Flora, Andy Larson

Year of Grant Completion

2011

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