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.
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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
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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