Sightline Series

Betting the Farm

In the Northwest, the average age of our farmers is 57 and climbing. As people search for the next generation of food-growers, people of color are a small but fast-growing segment of new farm operators. Many are Hispanic agricultural workers who want to run a farm of their own. Others are Asian or African immigrants reaching for an economic toehold. For minorities, though, the path to profitable farming can be filled with challenges.

Posts on Betting the Farm

4. What Do Immigrant Farmers Need?

Lessons learned from the 30-years-old Hmong experience

3. Paving the Path to Farm Ownership

For Latino farmworkers, business skills are key

2. Betting on a Farm

A Somali Bantu farmer with high hopes runs into market realities.

1. Who Farms?

How can we grow more non-white farmers?