By Mark Jones
We have two existing board positions recently vacated and would like to fill them asap. The term for these positions runs until the 2020 business meeting at the winter conference.
In addition, we would like to increase the number of board members to better reflect the diversity and expertise among biological farmers in Virginia.
VABF recently joined the Center for Non-Profit Excellence in Charlottesville to expand resources for the board, staff, and members. We expect this will help us grow professionally while increasing our capacity to serve you, and promote programs that advance opportunities for biological farming in Virginia’s changing climate.
Currently, there are just five board members (the by-law bare minimum), and our trusty Program Director, Lindsay, to guide the VABF into our 40th year. We could use your help on the board to cultivate VABF and make this a superlative year for our members.
Even if you decide board service is not for you, we need your help. Please consider serving on an advisory committee to guide the board in its decisions. We seek members to serve on a policy committee, an education and outreach committee, and a conference committee.
We also would ask for your help with new website content. Please send articles you’ve written, news about your farm, or sweet photos that depict life on the farm to Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you send contributions, let Lindsay know if you would like the new VABF website to link to your farm website. We welcome monthly or occasional contributions to the VABF Newsletter. Be in touch.
Regardless of your level of involvement, we need your help to get the word out about the VABF. So talk to your neighbors, fellow market vendors, customers and friends about VABF. Together, we can grow VABF into a guild Virginia looks to for guidance about personal and planetary health through the craft of farming.
Check out the wanted poster above for the scenario, and let us know you want to help VABF grow. This graphic was kindly donated by a friend of VABF.