RAFI-USA is seeking a part-time Development Coordinator to manage and grow our individual donor program. The ideal candidate can balance a variety of responsibilities, is forward-thinking, and brings solutions, creativity, empathy, and a sense of humor to a dynamic team environment.
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides a wide range of programs and services for farmers, such as farm loans, disaster relief programs, and conservation programs. In this blog, we share the benefits of having an active FSA record and some tips for how to do so.
We are getting ready for our next Come to the Table Conference, which will be held on October 3-4, 2024. In order to make sure our conference is reflective of the issues and opportunities our partners are experiencing, we will be facilitating four virtual listening sessions to glean ideas, concerns, and more from you.
The School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling held its second session on February 2, featuring a presentation on the prevalence of food insecurity and food apartheid in the American food system.
RAFI-USA is accepting applications for the 2023 U.S. Caribbean Infrastructure Grant which provides support to farmers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The grants are designated for projects that will increase farm viability, support community food sovereignty efforts, preserve traditional and cultural farming practices, as well as assist local food economies.
RAFI-USA is accepting applications for the 2023 Beginning Farmers Stipend. Stipends support the success of beginning farmers by helping to reduce financial barriers and may be used to cover farming start-up and/or production costs. Individual applicants may request between $3,000 - $5,000 in funding.
In the past two months, RAFI-USA staff have visited our new partner organizations in the U.S. Caribbean territories with whom we are working on an NRCS cooperative agreement. Read about how on-farm conservation efforts vary from the U.S. mainland to the Caribbean.
RAFI-USA is working with the Waverley Street and Regenerative Agriculture foundations on our Climate and Equity Policy Project through which $300,000 has been awarded to grassroots BIPOC-led organizations to do advocacy work on the 2023 Farm Bill.