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Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk

A visit with José Garcia, Extension Assistant Professor

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: sustainable agriculture extension outreach agriculture farming

Examples of Garcia’s outreach activities

Topics: minority farmers natural energy resources

Garcia describes a few projects within the realm of sustainable agriculture. For example, Garcia trains extension educators on various sustainability issues. The educators may then go back to their communities and work directly with farmers and workers, “so that those farmers are more exposed to sustainable agriculture issues, including, for example, sustainable agriculture practices, natural resources, conservation issues, and funding opportunities for sustainable agriculture projects for their farms.” Garcia works as well with MU’s community of students, staff, and faculty, offering a monthly seminar called, “What’s New in Sustainable Food and Farming.”