RAFI’s 30 Days of Thanks


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RAFI’s 30 Days of Thanks

As the bounty of the season arrives to our table and Thanksgiving nears, we’re reminded of farmers, educators, advocates, conscious eaters and everyone dedicated to good, clean, fair food and agriculture. We want to show them just how much they are appreciated.

Every day for the month of November, we will thank a person or group of individuals who has contributed to sustain thriving, socially just and environmentally sound family farms.

Get involved! Nominate your favorite farmer or food hero today for RAFI’s 30 Days of Thanks. Click here to fill out a form by Nov. 27. Then upload a photo of your nominee to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, using both #30DaysofThanks and @rafiusa. (If you don’t use social media, email the photo to victoria@rafiusa.org.)

Below you’ll find daily profiles of incredible farmers, community members, farm advocates and others. Follow along, and share our posts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Thank you for joining us in 30 Days of Thanks!

1463199_557911999585_1015108145_n 30 Days of Thanks: Community Winner & Nominations (11/30/2013) - We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and gratitude this month from all of you who nominated a favorite farmer or food hero. It was a tough decision to make, but we had to stick to our word and pick one winner to highlight today.
At Candy Conino and Shawn Slome's annual holiday party. Raising funds (and cows) for a better world. Our Supporters (11/29/2013) - It’s no secret that a necessary component to what we do is the support we get to do it. Today, we thank our donors for their incredible backing and loyalty as we further advance our mission to cultivate markets, policies and communities that sustain thriving, socially just and environmentally sound family farms.
Alex-Hitt-Turkeys-IMG_0317-WM-small Alex and Betsy Hitt, Peregrine Farm (11/28/2013) - “As a farmer,” he explained, “you have to learn to be mechanics, electricians and plumbers because you can't afford to hire those folks.”
RAFI board and staff in 2011. Our 2013 Board (11/27/2013) - We feel compelled to take some time to thank our Board of Directors during our month of thanks. We owe our gratitude to their guidance and fresh ideas. Each of our board members boasts a stellar repertoire, which you can read more about.
Two legends: Benny Bunting (left) with Willie Nelson at a Farm Aid concert. As the kids say, "no big deal." Farm Advocates Betty Puckett and Benny Bunting (11/26/2013) - The unselfish loyalty that Betty Puckett and Benny Bunting have dedicated to family farmers is incomparable.

Check out our past 30 Days of Thanks posts on the pages below.