Business plan training
This gift will provide 15 minutes of business planning assistance to a limited-resource farmer embarking on a nontraditional enterprise. It will bring new jobs to rural communities, keep families on their family farms, grow local and organic food, and enable farm entrepreneurs to lead the way into the future. Our advisers provide workshops and on-on-one assistance on developing cash flow analysis, income projections, and other...
One AJP audit
This gift will enable one farm or other food business to be certified under Agricultural Justice Project standards. It brings fair, local, organic food to market and improves conditions for farmers and workers. The AJP's standards ensure fair working conditions and wages for people in every part of organic food production, from farmers and farm workers to retail employees. AJP provides marketplace rewards for family...
Plant New Crops
Row of research crops
This gift will plant one row of research crops on an organic farm. This row will be part of project to develop seed varieties that grow best on organic farms, and that are owned by the public, not corporations. The research project will be led by a coalition of organic farmers, plant breeders, extension agents and researchers. This project will focus on varieties of soybeans,...
Guard Farmer Rights
One farmer meeting
Your gift enables farmers to learn about new federal laws that protect them from fraud and unfair business practices. These rights can make a crucial difference to farm families, but they are buried in obscure regulations. For instance, farmers no longer have to sign away their right to take a company to court when they sign a contract. In the past, most contracts required that...
Grow Food and Faith
This gift sends five copies of "Come to the Table: How People of Faith Can Relieve Hunger and Support Local Farms in North Carolina" to a church or other faith community. Houses of faith can build projects that bring local food to families in need, supporting local farms and feeding the hungry. Already, churches have used this guidebook to start community gardens, hold local-food dinners,...
One advocate visit
With this gift, you give family farmers in trouble the hope and support they need to survive and thrive after a crisis. Our farm advocates have decades of experience. They provide confidential support, business planning advice, and financial counseling. They advocate for farmers during visits with lenders and arbitrators. Independent family farmers work hard to build their communities, tend the land, care for their families...