Agrarian Trust and Partner Organizations Receive USDA Grant Funding

May 11, 2023 • Agrarian Trust, Food Systems and Security, Press Releases and Announcements • By Sarah Holdeman

Twelve organizations, including Rural Action on behalf of the Central Appalachian Network, Agrarian Trust, and New Roots Community Farm, have been selected to establish USDA Regional Food Business Centers that will provide coordination, technical assistance, and capacity building to help farmers, ranchers, and other food businesses.

Agrarian Commons Farmers go to DC

Feb 21, 2023 • Agrarian Trust, Food Systems and Security, Land Access Strategies, Land Justice and Equity, Press Releases and Announcements • By Noah Wurtz

Agrarian Commons farmers Cam Terry, Duron Chavis, and Tyrone Cherry III joined the National Family Farm Coalition’s (NFFC) first national fly-in in three years. A progressive policy organization committed to fighting corporate control of agriculture, NFFC gathered farmers, fisherfolk, and nonprofit leaders to lobby their congressional representatives. Our shared objective was to create a more equitable farm system for all.

New Roots Builds Connections Between Local Farms and Schools

Dec 27, 2022 • Agrarian Commons, Agrarian Trust, Food Systems and Security • By Noah Wurtz

For the past year and a half, every Wednesday has been West Virginia Wednesday. On these days, the ingredients for students’ meals, including the frozen chickens, are sourced directly from local farms, providing a major source of income for farmers and access to healthy, locally grown food to students. This dual benefit is a key feature of Farm to School programming in Fayette County.