Thank you to those who attended our first Urban Farm Fest—it was a huge success! This festival featured food trucks, local brews and lawn games. Attendees visited the animals and walked through the gardens at our Urban Farm during this sneaker-casual event. See the photos on our Flickr album.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for 2018, want to be on the volunteer committee, or would like to be notified once tickets become available, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors!
Bill Vickery • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas • Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative Linda & Rush Harding • Maple Leaf Lawns, LLC • Monde Group • New South Produce Cooperative
2017 Volunteer Committee
Allison Hopper • Amanda Seevers • Blake Walden • Brooke Vines • Byron Buslig • Callie Gutierrez Chandler Bailey • Chris Morgan • David Gutierrez • Ellen Brown • Kathryn Gadberry Liz Hamilton • Lucy Whiteside
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for 2018 or being on the volunteer committee, or if you want to be notified once ticket become available, please email email@example.com.
Our projects in Arkansas have seen improvement on several fronts, thanks to the generosity of donors like you:
In 2016, average revenue per farmer increased by 7 percent for New South Produce Cooperative and 25 percent for Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative.
New South provides produce to 450 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shareholders. To date, Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative has served 647 direct-to-consumer customers; and now has shipping to all 48 continental states.
Thirty-two full-time, off-farm jobs were created between Grass Roots and New South.
In addition, 22 percent of Heifer USA's cooperative farmers are women, compared to only 12 percent of farmers in Arkansas. And about 19 percent of cooperative farmers represent diverse ethnicities, compared to 4 percent of farmers statewide.
Join our email list to be notified when next year's tickets go on sale for Urban Farm Fest, and help us celebrate our work and salute local farmers.
Heifer USA works across Arkansas to create good jobs and wealth through social driven, farmer-owned enterprises. Examples of this are Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and a livestock cooperative in Arkansas.
We use a farmer-owned business model as our development strategy while coordinating with local partners to invest in in businesses, co-operatives and coalitions. This approach puts farm families at the center of local economies, transforming the way people and communities produce, sell and eat their food to create new, vibrant food systems.