Honor family farmers with a gift to Farm Aid
If you're looking for that perfect gift for the family farmer or good food lover in your life, consider a donation in their name to keep family farmers on the land, growing good food for all.
When you make a donation to Farm Aid in a loved one's name, you can print Farm Aid's 2013 holiday card or Farm Aid can also send them a personalized card to notify them of your gift.
Life Under Contract: Poultry Farming in Arkansas
"I'd like to see the farmers treated equally, where they can make a living instead of the big man getting everything and the growers getting just enough to get by."
Read our special Farmer Hero feature where we spoke with three different farm families in Arkansas who have all raised poultry under contract in an industry dominated by corporate giants.
Abbe Turner: Farmer Hero
Meet this Ohio farmer who received a small grant from Farm Aid that allowed her to attend a cheese-making class. "I am grateful to Farm Aid for making an investment in me in my early stage. I hope to be able to pay it forward and make investments in people, other small entrepreneurs."
The number of farms and ranches in America that are operated by women has more than doubled over the past 30 years.
Our newest Growing Change column profiles the Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), who are working to empower more women as they become leaders in the farming community.
The Farmer Resource Network
Connects family farmers with hundreds of organizations that have ideas for diversifying and strenghtening their farms.
Whether you're looking for help writing a business plan or applying for a loan, you're interested in learning new farming methods, or you're hoping to get involved in local advocacy efforts, find it in the Farmer Resource Network.