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USU Extension Receives Grant to Help Beginning Farmers

Deseret News Tuesday, Jan. 02, 2018

Utah State University Extension recently received a grant worth $599,615 from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to help increase the number of beginning farmers in the Mountain West. ... The project places a special focus on Native American and refugee beginning farmers as well as high school students involved in the National FFA Organization and 4-H. ... USU Extension will partner with New Roots, an agriculture and food access program that already provides farmer training for refugees and immigrants. ... Additionally, two incubator sites in rural areas will be focused on assisting Native American farmers with their operations. 

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