Our Programs

Farm and Food Policy Development- Through the GOAT (Getting Our Act Together) process and other collaborations, the Rural Coalition builds unified support on a broad set of Farm Bill policy initiatives that advance a food system rooted in equity and sustainability.

Policy Education/Civic Engagement- Rural Coalition members educate policy makers and decision makers on the needs of diverse farmers and farmworkers and policy alternatives that could meet those needs through testimony, comments, sign-on letters, and grassroots action.

Community Leadership Development- The Rural Coalition staff mentors diverse leaders rooted in our member communities in the policies and processes of national and local agriculture policy. We use an inclusive leadership approach that shares policy knowledge and history developed over the past decades and prepares future leaders, especially youth, to move the policy debate forward.

Secure Structural Change at USDA and Equity in the Food and Farm System- The Rural Coalition continues efforts to secure redress for producers who have suffered discrimination and assure equity for all producers in accessing USDA programs.