Hello and Happy New Year!
I hope that this email finds you healthy, warm and well. We here at FACT are very grateful for all that you and your organization are doing to bring about a more sustainable, humane, and just food system. Thank you for your ongoing efforts and awesome work.
Below and attached are some of the opportunities that FACT is offering this winter – please feel free to share with any livestock and poultry farmers in your network who may be interested 😊
Fund-a-Farmer Grants – application deadline is January 20 (Here are posts about the grants on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
FACT is accepting applications for our annual Fund-a-Farmer Grants through January 20! Livestock and poultry farmers may apply for grants of up to $3,000 for a variety of projects. Grants will be awarded in March 2022.
Scholarships for Farmers (Here are our recent posts about the scholarships on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter)
FACT offers scholarships of up to $400 for livestock and poultry farmers to attend conferences, workshops and trainings – including virtual events – to learn knowledge, skills and best practices related to humane animal management, business and farm finance, and/or value-added production processes. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to eligible farmers until funding is depleted. FACT encourages limited resource farmers, beginning farmers, veteran farmers, BIPOC farmers, and farmers belonging to other historically underserved or marginalized groups to apply for a scholarship!
Webinars for Farmers (Here are our recent posts about the winter webinars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
January 13: Lambing, Kidding, and Calving on Pasture January 19: Farrowing on PastureJanuary 26: Grazing for Resilience: Bouncing Forward from Catastrophic Events January 31 + February 7: Woodland Conversion to Silvopasture with Steve GabrielPart 1 – Assessing a Woods for Silvopasture
Part 2 – Thinning, Clearing, and Establishing Forage and Fodder
As always, if your organization has any opportunities that you would like us to share with our network, please pass them along, we would be happy to do so. Looking forward to collaborating in the coming year!