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Latino Agricultural Entrepreneurship Strategies, Networks of Support, and Sustainable Rural Development

This project assesses the assets and barriers that Latino farmers experience in their efforts to improve the livelihood options for themselves and their families. It is carried out with partners at the University of Missouri and the University of Iowa. It will provide educational opportunities for extension personnel, USDA employees, and other community and state leaders to learn about the challenges and social capitals that circumscribe the entrepreneurial efforts of Latino farmers about how they might facilitate opportunities to increase their livelihood options.


  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture 


Rubén Martinez

Professor, Department of Sociology
Director Emeritus, Julian Samora Research Institute

Julian Samora Research Institute