Daryn Lane

The Agricultural Reinvestment Fund is entering its 20th year in providing cost-share grants to innovative farmer-led projects in North Carolina. Each year, this competitive grant program selects a handful of farmers who have amazing ideas that focus on innovation, enterprise development, and growing a successful, sustainable family farm business.

Agricultural Reinvestment Fund 2017 Grant Awards

The Eastern Triangle Farm Tour is happening this weekend! The event runs from 1 to 5 PM on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th. Our friends at Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) have been instrumental in promoting the local farms of the Triangle through these tours over the past 10 years. We are happy to add that several of the farms on the tour this weekend are recipients of an Agricultural Reinvestment Fund grant from our organization.

Your Weekend Plans: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

I hope the season is going well for you! Take a break to enjoy a cool drink and kick back with our short and sweet summer newsletter, which includes updates on this year’s Ag Reinvestment Fund projects, along with farmers in the news, and new resources for farms.

Farmer Newsletter: Summer 2016

We're looking for an individual to serve as an archivist for our unique Agricultural Reinvestment Fund program, which has funded more than 600 innovative and entrepreneurial projects on farms large and small, as well as many collaborative businesses, over the past 20 years. Our archival materials include both print and digital assets: photos, videos, newspaper and magazine articles about the program and its farmer-participants, and reports written by farmers and our staff. This position would be ideal for someone who is interested in agriculture, history, and/or small business development. Our end goal is to create an archival system for the grant program files both physical and digital, ensure that documentation is thorough and complete for all grant projects, and use the gathered information to produce media on our grant program as we reach its 20th anniversary in 2017.

Apply to Intern or Volunteer as an Archivist at RAFI