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MAR
29
La Cosecha Ceremony — CANCELED
Date:
Sunday, 29 Mar 2020
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
the Huntington Club on the MSU campus
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
Event Details:

David_Mota-Sanchez.jpgMichigan State University (MSU) will host an upcoming celebration to honor a training program for first- and next-generation Latino farmers in Michigan called La Cosecha (a Spanish word for harvest).

"This is the first time in the history of the university that we honor this segment of the farming community on the MSU campus," said Luis Garcia, director of migrant student services at MSU and a member of the project team. "La Cosecha has linked Latino farmers to critical resources and programs, and this has been an underserved audience in Michigan and around the country."

This event is primarily intended for first and next-generation Latino farmers. Please contact, Luis Garcia for more information.

David Mota-Sanchez, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Entomology, leads the project, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) NIFA's Beginning Farmers program. MSU researchers, outreach specialists and other partners have been working since 2018 to empower disadvantaged Latino farmers through a $600,000 USDA grant.