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.
On September 9, we joined with several other organizations to present an NC State Candidates Forum on the topics of farming, food, and hunger. We invited candidates from both sides of the aisle to join us running for the offices of Labor Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Lieutenant Governor.
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.
Job Posting: Part-time Communications Director. Description: Coordinate communications activities and assist as needed with copywriting, content development or design, website updates, as well as other duties, including administrative tasks.
Last Updated 4/23/2020: RAFI-USA staff continue our current work on issues affecting farmers and rural communities. As the impacts of the coronavirus continue to unfold, we are evaluating what other work may be needed to mitigate the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. This post will be updated as we have new information.
In November 2019, the Farmers of Color Network (a RAFI-USA project) hosted their inaugural Farmers & Buyers Connect networking event at Zweli’s Piri Piri Kitchen in Durham, NC. The event was sponsored by PNC Bank, and included as participants more than 50 local farmers of color, chefs, and retail and wholesale buyers.