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Febuary 18th, 2004 - New American Farmers

Over the past two decades, the number of [recent immigrant] farmers has increased five to seven times its size," according to Gus Schumacher, former Undersecretary of Agriculture and this week's guest. The US has oft been called the melting pot of the world - today we'll learn about one of the fastest growing group of farmers: recent immigrants.

Join Jerry as we learn about the challenges and rewards facing new immigrant farmers.

  • Gus Schumacher, Former Undersecrtary of Agriculture for Farm and Foregin Agricultural Services and consultant to the Kellogg Foundaction's Food and Societies Iniative, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Hashley, Project Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farm Project, Boston, MA

    For More Information:

  • New Entry Sustainable Farm Project
  • New American Farmers in the Washington Post