Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Meet Vonita Murray - Young farmer, Veteran, Mom

Farmers and Ranchers provide the bounty
Help us continue to support them

We all know beginning farmers and ranchers face many challenges, and two of the biggest are access to land and money. California FarmLink provides both to our clients, and more. You can help them reach their goals with your donation to our organization. Please help us reach our goal of $25,000 by the end of the year. Your support and generosity is critical to our future.
Vonita Murray, a young mother and Navy veteran, came to us for help in starting her farm business. FarmLink helped her secure a lease that was advantageous and inclusive for both her and the landowner. Envisioning expansion, she said, "Given my limited experience and income, without FarmLink's help, it will be close to impossible for me to purchase the equipment I need for my operation." Connecting Vonita with an experienced farmer to mentor her has boosted her confidence, and her business.

Your contribution will directly help provide technical assistance, education, loans, mentors, linking to land, as well as help families pass on their farms/ranches to the next generation. We're proud to partner with organizations like the Farmer Vet Coalition (who've also helped Vonita) to have the biggest impact.

Please donate on our website via PayPal or send your check payable to California FarmLink at 609 Pacific Ave., # 101, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. No amount is too big or too small, as long as we reach our $25,000 goal!