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Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 4): Cultural differences in farming in the U.S.



Authors as Published

Kim L. Niewolny, Agricultural and Extension Education, Virginia Tech; Sheri Dorn, Virginia Cooperative Extension; Jennifer L. Helms, Agricultural and Extension Education, Virginia Tech; Lisa Hightower, Agricultural and Extension Education, Virginia Tech; Kelli H. Scott, Agricultural and Extension Education, Virginia Tech; Mark Sumner, Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources Information Technology, Virginia Tech (first published February 2013, last reviewed September 2023)

This publication is available in Video format only.

Juba Farm is a diversified vegetable and cut flower farm enterprise located in Catawba, VA. In part 4 of this series the Somali Bantu farmers talk about the cultural differences they experienced farming in the United States. 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

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Publication Date

March 1, 2023