Monthly Archives: October 2020

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RAFI-USA November E-Newsletter

Here’s a link to our November E-Newsletter! Please take a look and if you enjoy it, we encourage you to sign up for the email list.

SAAFON & RAFI-USA Partner in Supporting NC BIPOC Farmers

Southeastern African American Organic Network (SAAFON) and the Rural Advancement Foundation International’s (RAFI-USA)  Farmers of Color Network (FOCN) are working together this fall to facilitate farmer brigades/workdays to support infrastructure needs on BIPOC farms in North Carolina.

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Are You Surviving Well? Wells in the Wilderness

In early October, RAFI-USA and the Come to the Table program, alongside Campbell University, hosted a Community Conversations event centering on the spiritual and emotional unrest that clergy are experiencing during this time of social unrest.

Announcing the School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling

RAFI-USA is pleased to announce a new fellowship program. This fellowship will bring together faith leaders from across North Carolina to learn about the root causes of hunger, uncover and challenge the dominant narrative around why people are hungry, and learn how story-based strategies can transform the conversation on hunger in communities.

CTTT Technical Assistance Spotlight: Norman UMC and Richmond Fresh

RAFI’s Come to the Table program has been providing mini-grants to rural United Methodist Churches throughout North Carolina. We had a conversation with one grantee, Dave Clark of Norman UMC and God’s Garden and Davon Goodwin of the Sandhills AgInnovation Center to discuss their food ministry and the impact of the grant.

Grant Opportunities for Farms

In this post, we share information about three grant opportunities for farms: USDA’s second round of CFAP funding, NCDA’s reimbursement for organic certification, and FACT’s Fund-a-Farmer grants for livestock and poultry farmers.