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Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 2): Challenges to farming

AEE-42NP Juba Farm is a diversified vegetable and cut flower farm enterprise located in Catawba, VA. In part 2 of this series the Somali Bantu farmers talk about the challenges they face starting a new farm enterprise. This video was produced as part of the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program.


The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a collaborative effort represented by beginning farmer stakeholders across Virginia. The program is housed in Virginia Tech's Department of Agricultural and Extension Education. Program funding is sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award # 2010-49400. Learn more at