RAFI’s Blog

From the Farmstand

From the Farmstand is a blog written by staff of the Rural Advancement Foundation International covering key issues relevant to the development of markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms.

Recent Posts

 

  • pickle jar(1) #TBT: What Does This Pickle Jar Have to Do with RAFI? (4/30/2015) - To celebrate our 25th anniversary as an independent nonprofit this year, we’ve started a new series that combines reflections on our history with the popular “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) social media...
  • Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 2.36.14 PM Piedmont Come to the Table: Conference Program Now Available! (4/29/2015) - When eight inches of snow descended on the Piedmont area on February 26th, and many of our staff lost power in their homes, we knew we made the right decision to cancel...
  • 2011_RAFI_Matthew_Garret_copy_009 Postponed: Resourceful Farmer Workshop (4/29/2015) - Do you have a plan for managing risk on your farm? Join RAFI staff members in discussing crucial farm risk management issues and develop a plan for better addressing risk on your farm. Please note: This workshop has been postponed until another date in May or June (TBD).
  • KWaller #TBT: Celebrating the Life of Kathryn Waller, Past RAFI Board President (4/23/2015) - To celebrate our 25th anniversary as an independent nonprofit this year, we’ve started a new series on our blog, combining reflections on our history with the popular “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) trend on social media... Today we celebrate former Executive Director, Kathryn Waller...
  • 1_SeedsandBreeds The Year in Review: 2014 (3/24/2015) - As we get ready to spring forward and transition into a season of renewal, we would like to share with you some of RAFI’s accomplishments from the past year. Get all the exciting news here...
  • Farmworker Awareness Week-1 RAFI Celebrates National Farmworker Awareness Week 2015 (3/23/2015) - Tomorrow begins National Farmworker Awareness Week 2015 to raise awareness about farmworker conditions and to honor their important contributions to us every day. NFAW was started by Student Action with...
  • NC-general-assembly-senate-house-thom-tillis-pat-berger1-300x187 NCGA Members Lift Fracking Moratorium (3/17/2015) - As per SB 786, which passed in 2014, regulations developed by the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) to govern natural gas development through hydraulic fracturing go into effect...
  • HandswithSeeds USDA Stakeholder Workshop on Coexistence of GMO and Non-GMO Crops Held in Raleigh, NC (3/12/2015) - The USDA recently convened a Stakeholder Workshop on Coexistence in Raleigh, NC. This invitation-only event was organized to address what happens when non-GMO crops are contaminated by GMO pollen. The...