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Vargas Farm

A Mexican man realizes his dream of starting a farm in the U.S.

Vargas Farm

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Felix Vargas came to North Carolina as a teenage migrant worker. 30 years later, he is a U.S. citizen and runs his own farming operation. Vargas Farms grows a variety of fruits and vegetables on about 700 acres in and around Cleveland County. In 2012, Vargas was awarded a RAFI grant to experiment with traditional Mexican crops through season extention technology.

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