Farmer-to-Farmer: Rustic Roots Farm

Have you heard? Generous community leaders have stepped up to offer a $5,000 matching grant for our Give to the Max campaign!

This is particularly exciting because this year, your gifts will support our farmer-to-farmer consulting program. All memberships and donations to SFA will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. Early giving is officially underway and gifts are starting to come in.

Why farmer consulting?

Nearly 100 farmers have benefited this year from our on-farm consults. Our team of farmer consultants spend several hours walking the farm to get the literal lay of the land, discuss the farmer’s goals, and make a plan for accomplishing them. This service is a direct extension of SFA’s farmer-to-farmer network, our bedrock. It’s an important complement to our workshops, field days, and online resources.

Julie Olberding shares how SFA’s farmer-to-farmer approach has helped her family’s Rustic Roots Farm grow in the video below. You can hear more farmers’ stories on our Give to the Max page.

How to give

Sometimes farm consults aren’t funded by a specific grant or covered by member dues, but we never refuse a request for on-farm technical assistance. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to give our team the freedom and flexibility to take on more farmer requests for help and know the cost of their time is covered.

Make a gift to SFA in support of farmers helping other farmers succeed! You can donate or renew your membership through the SFA website or give through our Give to the Max page. All are eligible for the match. And if it isn’t a good time to give, you can always help us out by sharing our social media posts.