Come listen and learn directly from two amazing Minnesota Latino cooperatives. Cooperativa Agua Gorda, a cooperative owned by five farmers, has grown its farm business from ½ acre of land (2012) to 15 acres (2017), and annual sales from $6,700 to a projected $80,000. Shared Ground Co-op is a cooperative of three Latino-owned farms and two Caucasian-owned farms. By working together they achieved sales of $330,000 in 2016. The workshop will also feature local business development assistance providers including NABC, Community Action of Skagit County, Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, Viva Farms, and WSU Skagit Extension.
Latino farm families are invited to this community event. There will be games and activities for the hijos and an enchilada dinner. Yes, there will even be a piñata! October 28, 2017 Register at: LATINO FARMER OPPORTUNITIES