MVFP Board Member Sarah Morton Award with American Farmland Trust's Women for the Land Grant
Sarah was awarded $20,000 from AFT’s Women for the Land pilot transformational grants program, which assists women farmers and ranchers in successfully launching, growing, and sustaining farms in the face of forces impacting food and agricultural systems. Grants are intended to leverage existing resources to help a farmer 1) improve farm viability, 2) access, transfer, or permanently protect farmland, or 3) adopt regenerative farming practices and increase resilience to climate change.
The Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont (MVFP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is located in the rolling foothills of the Piedmont Region of Virginia. MVFP is a grassroots organization that was established to develop educational and experiential learning opportunities through hands-on instruction. We function to promote training, coaching, and mentorships for minorities, veterans, farmers, and youth both urban and rural.
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Solar on the Farm: Improving Your Ag Operation with On-Site Energy
Tuesday, November 14 ·
9:30am - 2:30pm EST
Are you a farm business owner looking to save energy costs and increase independence through solar, battery backup and energy efficiency? Join PEC on Nov. 14 to learn how to take advantage of a host of financial incentives and hear from other farm businesses who have already made the switch.
Gain the knowledge to help your farm or rural business take advantage of available opportunities and incentives, including USDA's REAP program, Inflation Reduction Act tax credits and Renewable Energy Certificates, and examine the potential financial and practical benefits of installing behind-the-meter solar at your operation.