The 3rd Annual Crop Hop will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse in Pittsboro, NC. 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit our work on behalf of family farmers.
The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI) is seeking external support to maintain and increase its foundation and government grant funding. Close Date: July 31, 2015.
Calyb Hare is a young farmer with long-standing family ties to the land. He grows a variety of vegetables for his CSA on a small, diversified farm in coastal North Carolina. In 2015, he received a grant from our Agricultural Reinvestment Fund to expand his production of heirloom beans and create a shelf-stable bean product.
Wendy and Jeff Woolard of Autryville, NC sell honey and hydroponically-grown produce to local markets in Sampson and Cumberland counties. This is their first year producing vegetables for market. Disappointed by the quality of produce in local stores, they decided to take initiative to get fresher, higher quality vegetables onto the plates of local consumers.
Executive Summary RAFI, along with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Farm Credit Council, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, distributed a survey to farmers in effort to collect information about their knowledge of and experience with Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) during the first sales period for the policy. The survey […]