Spanish Speaking Outreach Specialist, Michigan Food and Farming Systems
Filiberto Villa-Gomez is the Spanish Speaking Outreach Coordinator for Michigan Food and Farming Systems. He tailors MIFFS programming and outreach to meet the needs of Spanish Speaking producers in Michigan and works closely alongside them to address needs and develop new opportunities. Gomez collaborated with growers in Southwest Michigan to develop the first Hispanic growers cooperative in the state called Framers on the Move. Gomez studied agriculture and worked for Mexico’s Department of Agriculture while also working with small-land farmers, women and youth until he moved to the United States.