Agricultural law nonprofit accepted into Chipotle incubator program
F.A.R.M.S. will join second cohort of Chipotle's 'Aluminaries' accelerator targeting U.S. ventures that support next-generation farmers
Through the Chipotle Aluminaries Project, fast casual restaurant brand Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. supports innovative U.S. ventures working to empower the next generation of American farmers. Inclusion in the program will provide F.A.R.M.S. and seven other ventures in the program's second cohort with seven months of customized support from industry-leading mentors, funders, and partners that will help them scale their solutions.
The Aluminaries 2.0 program is sponsored through a partnership with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations Chipotle Cultivate Foundation and Uncharted, a social impact accelerator that backs entrepreneurs that build resilience and advance equity. "Farmer-focused"
F.A.R.M.S. is a legal nonprofit organization that helps farmers and landowners retain land for future use of next generation farmers. Along with F.A.R.M.S., other ventures selected for inclusion in the 2020 cohort include Agrarian Trust, American Farmland Trust, Demeter Mobile, Farm Commons, Rogue Farm Corps, Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, and Viva Farms. The eight ventures will receive mentoring from Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman, former Whole Foods Market executive Ken Meyer, and Chipotle executives along with individualized investor introductions.
"We are so excited to be chosen to participate in this amazing program designed to break down barriers, preventing small farmers of color from succeeding,"
Since its inception in 2013, F.A.R.M.S. has worked to sustain small, independent farms while preserving the shrinking acreage owned by small farmers. The multi-award-
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Learn more about F.A.R.M.S. at www.30000acres.org. Follow F.A.R.M.S. on Facebook (@30000acres)