National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association
The National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association (NLFRTA) provides technical assistance and policy development from the ground up. NLFRTA identifies, supports, organizes, and works with Latino farmworkers, immigrant farmers transitioning from farmwork to farmownership, and small Latino farmers and ranchers and provides them with technical and financial assistance. NLFTRA identifies new and accessible markets, helps with land acquisition, and provides education and training on efficient business practices for sustainable agricultural rural communities.
NLFRTA partners with existing Latino farmworker organizations, small identifiable farm community groups, and other social service organizations with effective track records. Where none exists, the organization works toward identifying farmer-indigenous leadership interested in partnering to establish a foothold to develop a sustainable farming practice using USDA, private, and public resources.