HMI was awarded a $6,000 grant from Farm Aid to help us expand our programming to help us educate family farmers, ranchers, and pastoralists in regenerative agricultural practices that empower them to strengthen their businesses, produce healthier food, improve wildlife habitats, and protect the environment.
Farm Aid’s grantmaking is focused on work that enhances the viability of family farm agriculture in the United States. They issue grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations that serve family farmers in one of three funding areas: growing the good food movement, helping farmers thrive and taking action to change the food and farm system. This grant will allow HMI to expand our programming to support entrepreneurial and incubator farm programming in the eastern U.S.
“In addition to Farm Aid’s work throughout the year to build a thriving family farm-centered system of agriculture, Farm Aid funds family farm, rural service and urban agriculture organizations through our annual grant program,” said Alicia Harvie, Farm Aid’s Advocacy & Farmer Services Director. “Our grantees around the country are critical on-the-ground partners in the movement to keep family farmers on the land, producing good food for all.”
Click here to learn more about HMI’s programming. Thanks to Farm Aid for their support of our programming.
For a complete listing of Farm Aid’s 2019 grant recipients, visit www.farmaid.org/2019grants.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised $57 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.