Shakara Tyler

Underserved Farmer Development Specialist

Shakara Tyler

Shakara Tyler completed her master's in the Department of Community Sustainability (CSUS) at Michigan State University in August 2013. Her Center research started with farm to institution processes and she conducted her M.S. thesis on Michigan Black farm owners’ access to financial capital. Her current work is centered on developing cross-cultural capacity building through a statewide community practice around underserved farmer development. Before coming to MSU, she obtained her B.S. at The Pennsylvania State University in Agricultural Sciences and worked as urban farm educator for a youth empowerment organization in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Michigan's Emerging Farmers - Matching Funds Program Application

    January 21, 2016

    Through a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) and MSU Student Organic Farm will provide a limited number of $2,000 stipends to beginning farmers in Michigan.