Completed Project Report


Navajo Nation FarmerĀ“s Market Project

  • Award Amount: $49,981
  • Regional Center: Western Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2007 Competitive Grant Program
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  • Email: cpainter@nmsu.edu
  • Organization: New Mexico State University

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Project Overview

The central purpose of this project was to improve the economic viability, livelihood, and quality of life of Native American farmers residing on the Navajo Nation, as well as farmers residing in the surrounding rural communities. The goal of this project was to develop and/or expand the crop analysis, crop yield analysis, business planning, marketing, and financial management skills of these farmers, who often have limited resources and are traditionally underserved. Seventy five farmers were recruited to participate in a series of educational sessions that covered the topics of crop analysis, crop yield analysis, and development of marketing plans, with a focus on growing and selling their produce at farmerĀ“s markets, including information about consumer preferences, crop selection, and pricing. At the end of the project period, each farmer and rancher had completed a crop analysis, crop yield analysis, soil analysis, marketing plan, business plan, and financial management plan.

Number of Participants: 75

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