Join us September 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a Community Conversation on the connections between land and the historic struggle for civil rights and liberation by Black farmers, and the struggle against voter suppression today.
Charlotte Minguez, RAF-USA’s Just Foods Program Coordinator, recently talked with farmer Mario Delgado about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his farming operations. Mario says that he had to quickly convert to a pre-order system, which was helped by the Geer Street Restaurant, who allowed him to use their parking lot for order pickups.
Farming presents many challenges, and so often, these challenges are out of a farmer’s control. Natural disasters, droughts, low yield, low prices — worldwide pandemics — all can seem overwhelming. RAFI-USA’s Farmer Hotline is staffed by Benny Bunting, and Craig Watts, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We’re hiring a part-time, temporary Farmers of Color Network Project Coordinator. The coordinator’s primary role will be to assist with the administrative aspects of farmer relationship management, such as data collection and management, and collaborate with FOCN staff on newsletter, webinar, and social media content creation, highlighting the stories of various farmers, events, and projects.