Beth Hauptle

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New Round of Farmers of Color Network Grants

RAFI-USA is now accepting applications for the 2023 Farmers of Color Network Infrastructure Grant cycle! Applicants may request up to $10,000 in assistance for farm infrastructure projects that increase farm viability and do one or more of the following: support community food sovereignty efforts, preserve traditional and cultural farming practices, or support farmers’ local food economies. 
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Job Opening: Communications Coordinator

RAFI-USA seeks candidates for a Communications Coordinator. This position supports the Communications Manager to increase visibility for the organization. Primary focus includes coordinating and publishing digital and print communications materials; social media posting and monitoring; and, writing, editing, and designing comms materials.  
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Job Opening: Farm Advocacy Program Manager

RAFI-USA seeks candidates for a Farm Advocacy Program Manager. The manager will restructure, organize, and add to existing farm advocacy training materials to create a user-friendly resource that provides basic training for new farm advocates. The Program Manager will observe and learn from current farm advocacy casework with the ultimate goal of becoming trained as a farmer advocate.
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Otis Wright, Jr. Brings Passion and Dedication to his Work

Otis Wright, Jr. joined RAFI-USA in June of this year as a Farmer Resource Coordinator, assisting farmers of color in the Southeast U.S. in navigating FSA loans. In this staff profile he shares a little about how he got into farming, his passion for his family, and how his work assisting farmers gives him joy.
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RAFI-USA staff at Farm Aid

Farm Aid 2022: Artists, Advocates, and Farmers Gather in Raleigh

Farm Aid's 2022 message was loud and clear: farmers are increasingly facing the effects of climate change, leading to extreme weather events like droughts, hurricanes, temperature changes, flooding, and more. And furthermore, we’re running out of time; we need to fix our corporate-controlled food system in the U.S. now!
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WATCH: A Day at the Farm to Clinic Pop-Up Market

On June 6, 2022, RAFI-USA visited the Farm to Clinic Pop-Up Market at Piedmont Health, organized by the Carrboro Farmers' Market with support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This program is a part of RAFI-USA's Expanding Farmers Market Access.
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