Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) is thrilled to be included on Farm Aid’s 2019 grantee list. For 30 years, RAFI-USA has been the recipient of grants from Farm Aid that have helped us continue to provide one-on-one personal farmer assistance, which is critical to keeping family farms in business.
Job Posting: Accountant (Contract) for Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA). Description: The consultant’s focus will be on fiscal analysis and reporting, including balance sheet monitoring, project fiscal performance reports, and budget planning and forecasting.
In November 2019, the Farmers of Color Network hosted its inaugural Farmers & Buyers Connect networking event at Zweli’s Piri Piri Kitchen in Durham, NC. The event included as participants more than 50 local farmers of color, chefs, and retail and wholesale buyers.
The Farmers of Color Network, a project of RAFI-USA, cordially invites you – producers and local retail and wholesale buyers, and any folks you know who value sourcing local foods from farmers of color – to this event we’re hosting on Wednesday, November 6th in Durham, NC.
RAFI-USA will work in collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on a new initiative that provides low-income shoppers with incentives to shop at local markets and farmers markets.
Improvements to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Program and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) could create a cascade of benefits to the ag sector - particularly for specialty crop growers and beginning farmers not currently covered by crop insurance.
As a constituent rooted in your community, you’re an expert - and you bring authenticity a professional lobbyist cannot. When done right, in-person visits are one of the most effective ways to make your voice heard - especially if you visit multiple times.