In this session, we will share research findings from the Latino Agricultural Entrepreneurship Project implemented in the Midwest between 2016 and 2020, which was funded by National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Researchers from Missouri, Michigan and Iowa collaborated to learn about the pathways for integration into farming by Latino/a/x households in the Midwest. The presentations will share findings from surveys and focus groups related to the role of farming in the livelihood strategies, asset accumulation, and the connections with providers (acculturation to the practice of farming).
Corinne Valdivia, D. Howard Doane Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Division of Applied Social Sciences, College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri (MU); Interim Co-Director of Cambio Center at MU
Stephen Jeanetta, PhD, Associate Dean, Center for Community Vitality, University of Minnesota Extension
Ruben Martinez, Professor and Director of the Julián Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University