By John Mesko • SFA Executive Director
If you follow SFA, you already know about all the amazing things the leaders of our organization are doing to promote and sustain our brand of agriculture into the future. In wrapping up 2014, I just want to offer a note of thanks to everyone who has been such a supporter for SFA this year. Now, as we move on to 2015 and SFA’s 25-year celebration, we need your involvement more than ever.
Yes, this is a year-end fundraising appeal. However, in reality, it’s an involvement appeal. Your involvement with SFA really matters. We understand everyone gets involved at a different level in causes and efforts they feel strongly about. Subscribing to SFA Connect is basic level support for SFA and the movement as a whole. At this level, you learn about sustainable agriculture, and hopefully you’ve come to see the value of farmer networking as a driving force for change in agriculture.
If you’ve been subscribing for a while, but haven’t actually joined SFA with a paid membership, it’s time to take your involvement to the next level. At the paid membership level, your involvement helps to support the work of keeping everyone informed of the issues of sustainable agriculture and the work SFA is doing. Currently, only about 1 in 4 SFA Connect readers are actual paid members. Not sure if you are a member? If you did not recieve a printed CornerPost newsletter this month, you are not a paid member of SFA. Still not sure? Contact Jason Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he can check for you. As a reminder, paid members get discounts to events, like Annual Conference and Midwest Soil Health Summit, and the Winter Workshop “Reality Checking Your Farm Plan” at the MN Organic Conference in early January.
Better still, become a Sustaining Member today, and you’ll never have to wonder if you are a member of SFA.
If you’ve been a paid member, but haven’t yet made a donation to SFA, its time to take your involvement to the next level, and become a donor. Donors are actually putting important resources to work solving major food and farming issues, like having enough successful farmers to produce healthy food for a growing population. We do that at SFA, and you can help make that happen with your donation today.
Finally, if you are a donor to SFA, we thank you! Your contributions are critical to our success, and we simply cannot complete our mission without the resources you help to provide.
Thank you for your support in 2014, at whatever level. For 2015, let’s all move our involvement to the next level and watch amazing things happen, as we take 25 years of success in farmer networking to the next level!
May 2015 be a year of tremendous prosperity for you and yours.