Carolina Farmers Need Our Help
Our mission is to protect farm land and foster an ecosystem of sustainable farming. We are losing farm land at a rapid rate. Every year 100,000 acres of land is lost to urban and suburban development in North Carolina alone. Look around you. Look at all of the for sale signs for land in your travels. Now let's talk briefly about farmers. What is the biggest hurdle starting a farm or expanding a farm? Land, Land, and Land. We want to compete with developers for land, buy it, and lease it back to the farming community, just to cover the taxes. This will allow new entrepreneur farmers to have access to land to start and existing farms can build on their success and expand.
It's just ridiculous that we, the ones that are feeding the whole world, are the ones that [live in such poor conditions]. Wayne County Farmworker, North Carolina