New Roots is a partnership of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Cultivate KC

Life of a Refugee Farmer

Resilience in the Face of Challenges

Imagine leaving your home, your community and your culture under fear of persecution or other dangers. This is the reality of life for the individuals and families that New Roots works with. All of our trainee and graduate farmers have faced extensive, life-changing challenges and have had their lives uprooted multiple times.

To learn more about what it is like to be a refugee, and about the work of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Refugee Services, please click here.

Below, you can see an infographic showing the process and 4-year education that our trainees undertake in order to successfully grow their farm businesses and gain self-sufficiency for their families.