Resources For Farmers

Farmer Resource Network

If you are a farmer, Farm Aid is here for you!

We have more than 35 years of experience working with farmers – whether you’re looking to expand your farm or you’re in need of emergency resources. When you contact Farm Aid, our goal is to connect you with helpful services, resources and opportunities specific to your individual needs. Our Farmer Resource Network offers many ways for you to connect.

If you’ve been affected by COVID, you can check out our resources page for up-to-date information on national and local resources available to farmers.

Connect with An Organization

Use our search tool to find an organization that provides the specific assistance and resources you need.

Our online directory contains more than 750 organizations all over the United States that work directly with farmers on a variety of issues.

Explore our Resources

  • Our Farmer Resource Network includes organizations around the country staffed with farm advocates, technical assistance experts, business and finance coaches, counselors and hotline operators that can help connect you with the information and resources you need
  • Read our Farmer Hero stories for inspiration and ideas from farmers across the country

Talk with Farm Aid

If you prefer one-on-one assistance, you can get in touch with our Farmer Services team, by filling out our Online Request for Assistance form. If you need to talk to someone directly, give us a call at 1-800-FARM-AID (1-800-327-6243) we are here to listen.

Whether you’re a beginning or established farmer you can call our farmer hotline . Our Farmer Services team is here to help point you towards helpful resources that match your needs. We answer the hotline Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. eastern time, and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. western time.

The Farmer Services Team

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Click here to meet our Farmer Services Team

Alexandria Ward comes to the Farm Aid team from a varied background in food systems. Most recently Alexandria worked in the farmers market world where she supported a large network of farmers and producers in the Mid-Atlantic. Her work has also included academic research, policy, and advocacy. Alexandria is constantly inspired by the farmers in this country, and the individuals and organizations that have worked tirelessly to support small scale agriculture, and sustainable and equitable food systems. In her free time Alexandria enjoys biking, reading, listening to music, and sharing good food with friends.

Rachel Van Boven comes from a long line of family farmers in both North Dakota and Washington. After many years as a teacher, she decided to reconnect with her family’s farming roots. She has worked on a handful of small farms and completed a farmer training with Viva Farms. Along with training to be a farmer, she has trained to be a chaplain and completed a Masters in Theology with a focus on food and farming. She is passionate about supporting diverse family farms and connecting communities with their local food producers.

Tony Glover comes to Farm Aid after a career with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System as a farm advisor. Tony holds a Bachelors and Masters of Horticulture and an Education Specialist Graduate degree in Adult Education from Auburn University. Growing up on a farm and working closely with small fruit and vegetable farms in Alabama has given him a passion to help farmers succeed. Currently he is in the process of starting a small blackberry farm with his son.

Molly Carey joins the Farm Aid team from multiple areas of food system work. After several seasons of farming in Virginia, Molly managed farmers markets in Washington, DC, provided support to a large network of farmers and producers in the mid-Atlantic region, and advocated for federal farm and food policy reform. Molly’s passion for farmer advocacy and food system equity has led her to Farm Aid, where she is thrilled to be a part of a team providing vital support to our nation’s farmers. Though Molly spends most of her free time working toward a master’s degree in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy, she still tries to get outside often, cook tasty foods with the local bounty, read, and listen (and dance) to music.

Lori Mercer comes to Farm Aid after a three-decade career in private practice audiology, the urgency of climate change prompted a need to change vocations in order to participate more directly in contributing to a solution. She returned to graduate school via Washington State University and emerged in 2019 with an MS in Agriculture with a focus in food systems and agroecology. Since then, she’s worked directly with local family farmers in the agriculturally rich valleys surrounding the Seattle area. Directly supporting farmers and ranchers, especially in this era of great upheaval, is an honor and responsibility she embraces.

Become A Farm Advocate

If you are interested in helping other farmers yourself, check out our Farm Advocate Link to connect with a community of professionals working one-on-one with farmers to address their needs.

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