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Farm Advocacy & Dealing with Disasters Workshops at PASA

A project of RAFI-USA, Farm Aid, and other partners, the Farm Advocate Link is a newly established national network of farm advocates whose goal is to support established advocates, welcome new and aspiring advocates, and provide ongoing training, professional development and a shared sense of purpose to farm advocates across the country. We’re offering two workshops at the upcoming […]

Press Release: Come to the Table to Relieve Hunger and Support Local Farms – Piedmont Conference

The Come to the Table Project will present its fourth regional conference series on how people of faith can relieve hunger and support local agriculture in North Carolina. A project of the Rural Advancement Foundation (RAFI-USA) and the NC Council of Churches, this daylong conference will be held at the Elliott University Center at UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday, February 19th, 8:30am – 5pm.

Growing Food and Growing Community: Workshop and Discussion at Mt. Olive

This past week, church leaders, laity, farmers, and students gathered at Mount Olive College for the Down to Earth Ministry Conference. Come to the Table joined with The Interfaith Food Shuttle to facilitate a workshop on “Growing Food and Growing Community: Feeding Rural Neighbors with Local Food”. Over the past few years, Eastern North Carolina […]

Farm Open House Events Part III

More events you might be interested in! If you attend any of these – send me an email and tell me about it: [email protected] Riley Livestock Facility – Cattle Handling Facility When: Saturday, October 29th at 10:30am What: Tour Taylor Clay Riley’s custom livestock handling facility. His facility is made to comfortably handle calves when […]

Farm Open House Events – Part II

A few more events coming up soon that you should check out! Bluebird Farm When: Sunday, Oct 16th. 2:30 – 5pm What: Farm tour and potluck. “We will focus on the construction of a hydraulic ram pump system, low tech portable watering system, and production techniques for pastured broilers and hogs: improvements, mistakes, challenges, and […]

Workshops and Open Farm Events in the Western Piedmont, Part I

As the 2011 RAFI Farmer grant cycle draws to a close, folks are busy finishing their projects and organizing outreach events. One of the commitments that grantees make when receiving a grant is that they will find a way to share best practices and lessons learned with other farmers. Often they create events that are […]