Sustainable farmers are at the core of our advocacy

We all win when small and mid-sized farms prosper because they nurture communities with healthy foods and a clean environment.

Our policy work champions ecologically beneficial and economically just alternatives to today’s exploitive corporate-dominated paradigm of agriculture.

What You Should Know About CFSA’s Policy Work

These principles are the foundation of our policy work.

  • Protecting and promoting local food enterprises and small farms.
  • Expanding organic farming practices to mitigate climate change impacts.
  • Healing communities that have been held back by the inequity of our food system.

Learn more about the issues and how we are working to transform agriculture policy.

How to Be a Champion for Healthy Food and Farms

  • Have you ever wanted to tell your senators why organic farming matters but weren’t sure what to expect?
  • Would you like to improve access to local fresh produce in your community?
  • Are you looking for reliable information about the federal farm bill?

We have resources to help.

Interested in Becoming  a More Active Player in Food System Work?

CFSA’s policy team pushes for laws and programs in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington D.C. that benefit our farmers, farmworkers, communities, and planet.

So can you!

Are you passionate about sustainable food and agriculture? Do you want to enhance your ability to advocate for causes that are important to you and your community? Consider applying to CFSA’s Member Advocacy Program!

The Member Advocacy Program (MAP) is an opportunity for those interested in upping their advocacy game by studying with the CFSA Policy Team. Participants will grow their advocacy skills and network with fellow food and farming advocates across North and South Carolina.

What does the program look like?

  • Five interactive virtual classes.
  • Opportunities for you to practice participating in the democratic process.
  • A chance for a one-on-one consultations with CFSA’s Policy Team.