Nominate Yourself for the Farm Team

November 27, 2013 04:21 AM
 
Global Food Demand

Raise your hand. Become an advocate on world hunger.

Currently, the U.S. spends 1% of its annual budget on international affairs. This includes all support for U.S.-led efforts in fighting global hunger and poverty through agriculture. As policymakers in Washington, D.C., weigh 2014-15 budget priorities, there is a general consensus that the risk has never been higher for political will falter when it comes to supporting farmers around the world: and these farmers are vital to food security domestically and abroad.

Join the Farm Journal Foundation’s Farmers Feeding the World initiative in a new effort that enables U.S. farmers and ranchers to lend their voice in educating policymakers on the global hunger crisis—and the need to continue supporting modern agriculture in developing countries as a vital solution to combating that crisis.

As a member of the Farmers Feeding the World Farm Team, you will help our Foundation shape our strategy of engaging policymakers in Washington, D.C., and in your home district. You will receive training to be an effective advocate. And you will meet farmers and policymakers from across the United States of America.

Farm Team members will be competitively chosen with the opportunity to serve for two years. Annual commitment will be one to two weeks throughout the year, and major travel expenses will be covered during your policy visits.

If you would like to nominate yourself for the Farm Team—or suggest someone who should be invited to participate—please fill out the form below.

For this first round, we will accept applications through Dec. 31.

Questions on the Farm Teams should be sent to Garrett Jewett at gjewett@farmjournalfoundation.org.

 

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