Completed Project Report


Native American Farmer´s Markets

  • Award Amount: $40,000
  • Regional Center: Western Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2006 Competitive Grant Program
  • Project Director: R. Edmund Gomez
  • Email: gr@nmsu.edu
  • Organization: New Mexico State University

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Project Overview

The central purpose of this project is to improve the economic viability, livelihood, and quality of life of Native American farmers/ranchers residing in the Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna,Santo Domingo, Cochiti, San Felipe, San Juan, Crownpoint Navajo as well as farmers residing in the surrounding rural communities. The goal of this project is to develop and/or expand the crop analysis, crop yield analysis and marketing skills the farmers, who often have limited resources and are traditionally underserved. Farmers/ranchers will be recruited to participate in a series of educational sessions that will cover the topics of crop/livestock analysis, yield/production analysis, and development of marketing plans, with a focus on growing and selling their produce/livestock at farmer’s markets, and other markets including information about consumer preferences, crop selection and pricing. At the end of the project operation, each farmer and rancher will have completed a crop/livestock analysis, crop yield analysis and marketing plan.

Number of Participants: 75

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