Apply Now: La Nueva Siembra 2024!

February 9, 2024

At the heart of GrowNYC's mission lies La Nueva Siembra, a program that serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity for experienced Spanish-speaking farmers with dreams of cultivating their own businesses. Developed with passion and dedication by GrowNYC, La Nueva Siembra is more than just a course—it's a transformative journey of empowerment and community building.

Program Overview:

La Nueva Siembra is not just about business—it's about nurturing dreams, fostering growth, and sowing the seeds of possibility. This annual hybrid program provides a nurturing environment for experienced agricultural workers who are Spanish-first, to learn entirely in Spanish as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey. Through immersive learning experiences, participants not only learn the essentials of business creation but also discover the power of collaboration and solidarity within a supportive community.

Course Format:

As participants, you'll learn from industry experts and peers alike, blending virtual sessions with in-person workshops. From March to June, you'll engage in lively discussions, hands-on activities, and collaborative presentations, all aimed at empowering you to turn your agricultural dreams into reality.

Program Objectives:

La Nueva Siembra is more than a program—it's a journey of self-discovery, growth, and transformation. It's about planting seeds of hope, nurturing dreams, and watching them bloom into beautiful realities. 

The course will support in developing understanding of the components involved in creating an agricultural business. At the end of the course, participants are asked to present what was learned in the course and present it in class as evidence of growth and understanding.

Our program will cover components involved in setting up a farm business including:

  • Understanding the path from farm worker to farm ownership
  • Holistic vision and goal-setting
  • Strategic company planning 
  • Marketing and brand
  • Regulations and legal considerations
  • Sales and logistics operations
  • Financial planning
  • Access to land
  • Access to capital and resources

 

Who Can Apply: 

La Nueva Siembra is for the dreamers, the visionaries, and the changemakers with at least 1 year of agriculture experience in   tending the crops and nurturing the land with love and dedication. This program is primarily focused on serving Spanish-speaking BIPOC, immigrants, and communities historically underrepresented in agribusiness ownership in the Northeast states. 

 

Program Timeline:

- January 1, 2024: Applications Open

- March 1, 2024: Application Deadline

- March 15, 2024: Acceptance Notifications

- March 22, 2024: Acceptance Deadline

- April 6, 2024: Course Commencement

 

How to Apply 

Your journey begins with a simple step—submitting your application. The deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST. Don't miss this opportunity to sow the seeds of your future success.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to Emilyn Sosa, Beginning Farmer Program Specialist, at esosa@grownyc.org. We're here to support you every step of the way.

Apply Now! 

 

Need more information? Visit our program site for full program details.

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