August 19, 2021
In this special Young, Beginning, Small Farmer issue of Spotlight magazine, learn about family estate planning from the Emigh family and how to begin the discussion of succession planning from graduates of the Young Farmer and Rancher Executive Institute.
July 29, 2021
Jesus Toro is a man with a plan. The son of a farmworker and a former Marine helicopter mechanic, Toro’s goal is to become a fulltime beekeeper within three years, servicing orchards in California and the Pacific Northwest. A just-awarded Farmer Veteran Coalition grant – funded by Farm Credit – will be a big step toward achieving that goal.
June 28, 2021
Over the past seven years, former farmworker Aldo Gonzalez has expanded his farm business from five to 44 acres, helped by annual operating loans from California FarmLink, an Aptos-based nonprofit that since 2013 has also operated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).