Nutrition Business Journal

USDA Microloans To The Rescue

A process designed for small farmers sows the next generation of small farms

Like many college students, Brian Bates started school all straight and narrow but then veered off track. But rather than joining a radical club or mastering keg stands, Bates’ unplanned foray led him into farming. He wasn’t raised on a farm, he didn’t own land, and he certainly hadn’t been gunning for a career in agriculture, but Bates began studying it in school and then landed an internship on a farm. Before long he’d found his calling.

A few years ago

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