Tips for Working with Latino Producers and Latino Youth in Nebraska

Farm and Food
Small Towns
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Thank you for taking the time to read this guide. At the Center for Rural Affairs, we field many questions about Farm Service Agency (FSA) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans, and what they can and cannot be used for. We work directly with Latino producers and youth to explain the process, help build realistic business plans, and sometimes accompany producers to meetings with staff from FSA and Natural Resources Conservation Service. We provide translation services and the technical support that may be needed to submit an FSA application.

This guide to working with Latino producers and youth contains the most important lessons we have learned in the past two years. You will find two lists with our top tips and three case studies that highlight lessons learned by producers who secured loans. Each one has a different business and a different goal, but the theme is thesame. They needed a little extra support to help their farm dreams become a reality.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Kirstin Bailey
Project Associate
Center for Rural Affairs

Lucia Schulz
Project Associate
Center for Rural Affairs

This guidebook was produced with funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially-Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (2501 Program) and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program. The Center for Rural Affairs is an equal opportunity provider and employer.