RAFII held a conversation about what happens when farmers in crisis are betrayed by someone they thought would — or had a responsibility to — help them. Attorney Quinton Robinson and RAFI’s Benny Bunting discuss what this betrayal looks like and how to get help. See the video below for the entire conversation.
Farm loss has well-documented impacts on farm family mental and physical health, but what happens when that loss is compounded by betrayal? Farmers who are the target of discrimination or abuse by banks, agencies or even family members have been betrayed by those that they turned to for help. It happens often, and there are frequently few places for the farmer to turn to for justice.
This Zoom session will help farmers and those who provide assistance to farmers who have experienced or are experiencing financial crisis on the specifics of farmer betrayal; a betrayal committed by someone a farmer thought was going to help them during their financial crisis. You’ll leave this session with a deeper understanding of how it happens (which often is not apparent until it’s too late), what remedies farmers may have access to, and how this betrayal affects the mental and physical health of farm families moving into their post-crisis life.
Our presenters, Attorney Quinton Robinson and Benny Bunting, have sat at farm kitchen tables and fought on behalf of
This workshop is part of the Navigating Financial and Mental Health Crises project of the Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA (RAFI-USA) and is funded by Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research &Education (SARE)