COVID-19 Food & Farm Resources

Below is a list of resources collected from our regional partners. We will continue to update this list as more resources become available.

Please email to share additional resources and let us know if there is a specific resource you are looking for.

State-by-State COVID-19 Guidance for Farmers

A list of state resources compiled by the National Young Farmers Coalition to help farmers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes information on essential businesses, resources for employers, State Ag Department resources, and more.

Farmer Relief Fund

The fund will award eligible farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Initially, eligible applicants include small and mid-size direct-market producers. AFT envisions an initial application round extending until April 23, with grants beginning to be made by May 1.

 Low-tech Pre-Order Options

Great recorded webinar webinar on Low-tech Pre-Order options. Their google order form is shared along with some examples of how to share available items with your customers by the Center for Crop Diversification

Setting Up a Simple Online Store

Great recorded webinar webinar on setting up a simple online store for your farm or small business by the Center for Crop Diversification

Garden Planting Guides

Some of Grow Appalachia’s favorite garden planting guides for planning, starting, and growing a productive home garden.

EKY Mutual Aid Fund

This fund is a mutual aid fund, meaning anyone can request relief and we will work to ensure that 100% of donations received will be distributed as quickly, thoroughly, and indiscriminately as possible. Donation form here.

Farm Aid Mental Health Resources

Farmer Mental Health Hotline: 1-800-FARM-AID (1-800-327-6243)
Farmer Services staff answer the hotline Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time. Farm Aid’s online directory contains more than 750 organizations that work directly with farmers nationwide on a variety of issues. For best results, choose just one “Type of Help Needed” for each search.

Direct Sales Software Comparison

The National Young Farmers Coalition compiled a comprehensive comparison of 14 different farm-focused direct sales software programs.

Berea Kids Eat Best Practices for Feeding Programs During COVID-19

Martina Leforce, coordinator of Berea Kids Eat, shares what we have learned so far as Best Practices for Feeding Programs during COVID-19 and the community collaboration efforts to manage the COVID-19 Emergency Nutrition Response.

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