After several budget extensions, known as a Continuing Resolution or CR, Congress has agreed on a spending bill to fund the government in 2016, avoiding another government shutdown. The big news: NO GIPSA RIDER.
We at RAFI are delighted, and not a bit surprised, that Reverend Richard Joyner has been named a CNN hero of the year. We became acquainted with him and his ambitious projects at the Conetoe Family Life Center about five years ago. The Conetoe Family Life Center Farm received a grant from RAFI in 2014. The grant was used to support the training of 40 youth in an agricultural entrepreneurial program. We are honored to be able to support their good work and wish Rev. Joyner all the best in the CNN contest.
You can read more on our blog and cast your VOTE on CNN’s website here for this real-life everyday hero!
Join us for a farm tour on October 18th at Waterdog Farms in Hurdle Mills, NC (1-3 pm). The farm received a grant from our Agricultural Reinvestment Fund this year to scale up production of their herbs and tea plants. Check out this growing farm-to-cup business and enjoy free samples of their tasty herbal teas.