Grow a Farmer Fund

Welcome to the donation page for Slow Money Minnesota's Grow a Farmer Fund, administered by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. The Slow Money Minnesota network is being organized through a task force convened by the FEAST Local Foods Network and Renewing Countryside and is supported by a grant from North Central SARE. 

We invite you to join us as we raise $100,000 for the Grow a Farmer Fund to provide small-scale sustainable farmers in SMIF's 20-county area lower-interest loans that will help them improve their operations and increase their bottom lines.

People across Minnesota who love good food and understand the financial challenges that small-scale sustainable farmers face will make this fund possible. It’s the stone soup story: everyone brings what they can and the result is a feast! Our feast will be a $100,000 revolving loan fund that will help southern Minnesota farmers grow their businesses now and into the future.

We’re getting started toward our $100,000 goal with a donation campaign. SMIF has contributed a $25,000 matching grant to jumpstart this fund. Join us to support the local foods economy in southern Minnesota!

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