Fox Squirrel Farms
Jason and Sarah Smith never dreamed they’d be farmers. They now own 13 acres of land where they grow vegetables and cut flowers, and are diving into livestock with a multispecies rotational grazing system. In 2012, Fox Squirrel Farms was awarded a Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) grant to design and implement a silvo-pasture system to raise pigs in the woods.
RAFI’s Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund helps farmers stay on the land, successfully grow their businesses and strengthen rural economies. In exchange, the farmers receiving RAFI grants give back to their farming communities by sharing their project ideas and lessons learned.