Southeast Incubator Program
Contact Name & Title:
David Hiney, Heifer International Appalachian-Southeastern Region
114 Pembrook Ct.
City, State & Zipcode:
Athens, GA 30605
706-354-6000; fax: 800-481-9503
Project constituent involved
in land preparation.
An umbrella project of Heifer International, this project assists
immigrant families who are transitioning from farmworkers to start
their own farm operations. The Incubator Program facilitates local
immigrant support networks, offers mentorship opportunities for
beginning farmers, connects farmers with local and Farm-to-School
markets, and emphasizes specialty crop production and added-value
opportunities. The program aims to work with 20 farmworker families in
Georgia. Strategic partnerships have been developed with the New North
Florida Cooperative and the Holy Trinity Cenacle to help facilitate
land, technical and marketing assistance.
The goal of this program is to create an equitable partnership that improves social and economic conditions for farmworker families by networking them together for sustainable agriculture.
Immigrant Communities Served:
Latino farmers and farmworkers
English and Spanish
Agricultural Crops & Products:
green beans, collards, other vegetables, possibly poblanos and chiles.
Areas of Expertise:
Mentorship, Farm to School, Community and Organizational Development
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