Moses Momanyi helps farmers of African descent get their hands in Minnesota soil

Moses Momanyi with wife Lonah and their children Neil and Faith
Moses Momanyi with wife Lonah and children Neil and Faith.
Courtesy of Kilimo Minnesota

The face of Minnesota farming is changing: more women and more people of color are farming than ever. Moses Momanyi grew up in a farming community in Kenya.

When he arrived to the U.S. in 2004, he spent years learning American farming methods. A few years ago, he and his wife started their own certified organic farm in Cambridge, Minn. They also founded Kilimo Minnesota, a 3-5 year training program for farmers of African descent.

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