FSA Committee for Urban Agriculture in Cleveland

Thursday, March 04th, 2021

Farmers and gardeners in Cleveland are getting more representation through a new Farm Service Agency county committee for urban agriculture, one of the first of its kind. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the committee in August 2020, along with four other new urban committees across the country.

The new county committee just wrapped up its first election. Three Cleveland farmers and gardeners were chosen to be on the committee.

“Cleveland has been at the forefront of urban agriculture for decades,” said Jamel Rahkeera, one of the new committee members and president and co-founder of Village Family Farms. “We just look forward to being a leader … being one of the five initial cities, we’re definitely going to set the bar high.” Follow this link to read more.

Sourced from: Farm and Dairy