We provide various legal educational and supportive services to aging farmers within our seven state regions: Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, and the Carolinas.
Some of the services provided are: Farm foreclosure due to predatory lenders | Medicaid/Medicare workshops | Estate Planning
Retail Market Opportunities | Grant Writing services and more
AGING STATE PLANNING SERVICES
With the average age of the farmer predicted to be 65 and older based on anticipated U.S. Department of Agriculture Census data, the need for aging services for farmers is immediate and neglected. As most individuals over 65 years old seek health care coverage through Medicaid, the need to protect one’s property to qualify is often overlooked until long-term care is immediate. For Farmers who are often land rich and cash poor, the need to protect generational owned land and qualify for Medicaid should not be a choice. Farmers should never be forced to sell their land to cover nursing care costs.
Go to our events page to see if a workshop will be in your area to provide information.
FARMS TO FOOD BANK PROGRAM
The FARMS to Food program strives to increase small farmer’s revenue and feed food insecure residents in their community . By purchasing produce from program farmers competitive prices, the farmer generate enough money to cover minimum expenses like the payment of property tax to retain landownership. All purchased produce is donated to local foodbanks/pantries in the farmer’s communities.
If you are a grower interested in selling produce to us for donation purposes, please click on our sign up form button below.
*All calculations regarding meal servings are based on for every 1.2-1.3 lbs of food donated, one meal is generated.