Farmers, take part in a research project on financial strain

Navigating Farm Financial & Mental Health Crises is a project of RAFI-USA in partnership with North Carolina State University (NCSU), the Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP), the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute (NCAI), and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and funded by Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE).

The purpose of the project is to reduce the loss of farms and lives by researching and testing culturally responsive information and information delivery that addresses the combined financial, land tenure, and mental health issues faced by farm families in severe financial distress. The research is a collaboration between farmers who have experienced financial hardship and farm financial, legal, and mental health experts to examine the ways in which farmers facing crisis access and process farm assistance information

We need your help to help other farmers who have /are going through a crisis. If you are a farmer who has or is experiencing financial strain to the degree that it threatens the loss of significant farm assets or the farm, we invite you to be a participant. Your participation will be anonymous and held in complete confidence. We offer a $100 honorarium for one hour of your time to interview, and if you choose to, an additional $100 for your participation in a focus group to review farmer assistance materials created as a result of our findings.

Respond today. Deadline February 28, 2022.

For more details, contact Laketa Smith at [email protected] or 919.548.8591.

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