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ERIC Number: ED558458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Educational Interests, Needs and Learning Preferences of Immigrant Farmers
McCamant, Thaddeus
Center for Rural Policy and Development
The immigrant population is growing in rural Minnesota, and those who are interested in farming will be replacing a dwindling population of traditionally white farmers. Like traditional American farmers, immigrant farmers have a need for continuing education to keep them up on best practices and new technology in agriculture. Minnesota's agriculture educators have a unique opportunity to provide education through programs that already exist, but need some adaptation to fit language and cultural needs. This report presents results from a survey conducted in the fall of 2012 in conjunction with the Center's survey of continuing education needs for all farmers in Minnesota, examining specifically the needs and preferences of immigrant farmers when it comes to continuing education. Two immigrant groups were invited to take part: Hmong farmers (men and women) and Hispanic farmers, and those who wanted to become farmers.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Rural Policy and Development
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota