Protecting the Great Lakes through a Farm Navigator Network
State: New York
Protecting the Great Lakes Through a Farm Navigator Network
The project goal is to support the ecological health of the Great Lakes while sustaining a viable agricultural economy and communities.
Rise & Root Farm
Run cooperatively by four intergenerational, multi-racial, & LGBTQ+ women, Rise & Root Farm’s mission is rooted in social justice and the healing power of food. They used a Brighter Future Fund grant to upgrade their greenhouse with water, electricity, and heat.
Forestville Central School District: Breaking Through Barriers to Getting Local Food
Forestville, New York, students eat local foods at school—including local farm-raised meat.
Edison Elementary School: Sharing Produce and Information with Local Families
A school’s participation in FINYS gave students access to local apple, cooking demos, and recipes.
Bari Zeiger: Purchasing Farmland with an AFT Microgrant
Bari Zieger received an AFT microgrant that helped cover the closing costs on her farmland.
Chris Tsimbidis: Making the Jump from New York City to His Own Farmland in Upstate New York
An aspiring farmer in New York City found farmland through Farmland for a New Generation New York.
Kama Doucoure: Expanding a Farm with Help from a Microgrant
New York farmer Kama Doucoure used a microgrant from AFT to hire a consultant to consult on his business expansion plans.
New York Climate Policy Priorities
Farmers can play a key role in combating climate change. AFT works on policies that support farm viability and help farmers mitigate impacts.
Lorie Ames: Building Confidence and Relationships with New York Farmers
Lorie Ames participated in AFT’s New York Soil Health Specialist training to improve her work with farmers.
The Alliance for New York’s Farmland
The Alliance for New York’s Farmland advocates for public funding and policies to protect farmland and support a new generation of farmers.