Pathways to Farming
We are at capacity for this program and we aren't taking applications at this time. We thank you for your continued interest and support.
Pathways to Farming Incubator Program
Mudbone Grown is committed to building a more resilient, thriving, and entrepreneurial food industry in which cooperation and best practices are the standard. Through its culturally competent farming programs and small business development services, Mudbone Grown practices and teaches what it promotes, and as part of a motivated and dedicated collaborative, is working to establish a more just and equitable sustainable food system in the Portland Metro area through the incubation of small agricultural businesses for farmers of color.
This 3-year farmer incubator program seeks to support farmers of color in the Pacific Northwest to launch their own agricultural businesses and to be a part of the creation of a farmer of color cooperative. We have partnered with Oregon Food Bank and received the USDA NIFA grant (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) for this project.
We are working together to re-imagine a new, inclusive food system where Black, Indigenous, and POC farmers are the next generation of leaders and mentors in the agriculture industry.
This will be an ever evolving page, full of growth and change. Every farmer in our program is unique and will reveal themselves in time. We thank you for your support of them and their journey. We are in our final year of this program and we are planning for what on-going support for beginning Black, indigenous and POC farmers looks like move forward.