Farmers COVID-19 Update 1/28/2021
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Farmers COVID-19 Update 1/28/2021
Funding and Finances
- Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA Announces an Expanded Second Round of Grants from its Farmers of Color Network Infrastructure Grants Fund: The program expands in 2021 to prioritize applications from farmers of color in Georgia and Florida as well as the original round’s focus on North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
- Come to the Table program offers mini-grants supporting faith communities, farmers, and food-insecure communities: Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA’s (RAFI-USA) Come to the Table program (CTTT) is pleased to once again offer technical assistance grants to support up to 30 rural United Methodist churches throughout North Carolina.
- RAFI USA Farmer Resources: Although it’s a new year, many farmers are still feeling the effects of COVID-19 — especially as they look ahead to the next growing season. Below you will find several funding or financial relief resources available to farmers right now or in the near future.
PSU Extension Mental Wellness Webinars
- February 3, 2021, at 11 a.m. ET: Mental Wellness During COVID-19: Helping Others in Distress: Join this live webinar to learn the signs of distress and how to help those expressing symptoms.
- February 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. ET: Mental Wellness during COVID-19: Emotional Overload: Join this live webinar to learn strategies to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- February 17, 2021, at 11 a.m. ET: Mental Wellness During COVID-19: Grief, Loss, and COVID-19: Grief and loss during challenging times – you don’t have to go through it alone!
- February 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. ET: Mental Wellness during COVID-19: Substance Misuse in Times of Crisis: Join this live webinar to learn tips and techniques for healthy coping.
- Specialty Crops in 2020: COVID-19 and Other Challenges: Impacts of COVID-19 on North Carolina’s specialty crop producers and markets.
- Post-Harvest Wash Stations: Simple Infrastructure & Sanitizer Guidance: Are you thinking of adding a post-harvest produce washing station to your farm’s infrastructure this upcoming year? If so, here are some things to consider.
- Vaccine Q&A: Do I Need One Dose or Two?
- Health Care Workers, Adults 65 and Older Next to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Daily COVID-19 Update as of 1/28/2021
North Carolina (01/27/2021): 733,010 confirmed positive/ 8,915 deaths
USA: (9:22 a.m. EST): 25,600,243 positive/ 429,230 deaths
World (9:22 a.m. EST): 100,990,354 positive/ 2,177,677 deaths
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This post was created by Rania Hassan and Mark Hoffmann