Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Farmers: Applications due for 2015 Grants Dec. 15th!

Our grant program assists farmers and rural communities to develop new sources of agricultural income through the provision of cost-share grants. The program awards grants of up to $8,000 to individual farmers, or $10,000 for collaborative farmer projects in North Carolina.

Every (Farmer’s) Vote Counts: Jillian Mickens

Farmers – cast your ballots for FSA county committee members by this Monday, December 1st! If you are in Orange County, meet another candidate we support, Jillian Mickens of Open Door Farm.

Every (Farmer’s) Vote Counts: Candidate Highlight of Dorathy Barker

In our “Every (Farmer’s) Vote Counts” series, we here at RAFI have been spreading the word about ongoing FSA county committee elections. As part of our Farmer Leadership Network, we support family farmers to become more involved in the groups that make decisions about their farms and their livelihoods.

Every (Farmer’s) Vote Counts: How to Fill an FSA Ballot

As part of our Farmer Leadership Network, we support family farmers to become more involved with the groups that make decisions that affect their lives. Currently, one group up for election are FSA county committees. For a refresher on these committees, read more.

Have We Reached a Tipping Point on the Loss of Seed Biodiversity?

RAFI is very proud to release the findings of the 2014 Summit on Seeds and Breeds for the 21st Century, held in March in Washington, DC. The Summit and Proceedings are the latest in our decades-long work on biodiversity in global seeds and agronomic animal breeds.