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

  • Take a look at our Farmer Resource Guides, where we point to some of our favorite resources for farmers
  • 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, we are here to listen. You can call our farmer hotline at 1-800-FARM-AID (1-800-327-6243). Farmer Services staff answer the hotline Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

The Farmer Services Team






Click here to meet our Farmer Services Team

Maddie Lutkewitte is Farm Aid’s Hotline Manager, answering calls and emails from farmers across the country and working one-on-one to address their needs. Maddie comes to Farm Aid after completing the University of Vermont’s Farmer Training Program, where she learned to grow vegetables, operate tractors, and to create and review farm financial documents. While farming, her long-held appreciation for those who grow our food sparked an interest in directly serving farmers and their communities. Prior to farming, she worked as consultant for IBM. Outside of the office, she loves swimming in almost any body of water, hiking, and finding new things that Boston has to offer.

Marty Mesh helps respond to calls on the farmer hotline. He enjoys the opportunity to connect with farmers directly, to provide assistance and suggestions as family farmers navigate the challenging conditions they face. He is an expert in organic agriculture, sustainable food systems, policy, and social justice advocacy. Marty began growing organically in 1972. In 1976, he started Bellevue Gardens Organic Farm, which still grows renowned watermelons, and in 1987 he co-founded Florida Organic Growers and Quality Certification Services; he served as its Executive Director for about 30 years. He was named one of the most 25 influential people who developed the organic industry. He has helped start and served on the Boards of many organizations nationally, in the South and in his local community. He is currently active with the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG), the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), the Agricultural Justice Project (AJP) and the Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA). In addition to education, policy, and food systems work, he collaborates with his wife on educational and training video projects for farmers with her media company, Little Bean Productions.

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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