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Food, Faith & Land

Food, Faith & Land

April 25, 2024 10:00 am ET

This event will bring together local farmers and faith leaders to learn about each other’s work, collaborative measures, and how to advocate for a more just food system.

Agenda:

9:30 –  10:00: Self-guided farm tour of Metro Atlanta Urban Farm
10:00 – 10:30 Opening Remarks, Welcome
10:30 – 11:30: Farmers’ Perspective Panel
11:30 –  12:00: Farm Mental Health Stress Presentation
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 –   2:30: Breakout Panels (Farmer Focused & Faith Focused)
2:30 –  3:30: Facilitated Discussion Groups

Goals:

Faith Leaders will:

  • Learn more about local farmers’ operations, experiences, and challenges to orient future partnerships.
  • Gain connections with farmers, faith leaders, and new resources that strengthen food ministries and/or farming operations.

Farmers and Growers will:

  • Gain support and shared knowledge, expertise, and opportunities to increase farming operation capacity.
  • Make connections with governmental resources and staff (USDA, NRCS, FSA) and local faith communities.


Logistics:

  • Location: Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (3271 Main St., College Park, GA 30337)
  • Free lunch will be provided
  • Invited guests include USDA, NRCS, FSA, and other government officials.

RAFI is joined by Metro Atlanta Urban Farm and Georgia Interfaith Power & Light in hosting this event.

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