Farming and Caregiving • Paid Opportunities to Share Your Story

Are you farming and caregiving? NOFA-VT wants to share your stories! Caregiving is often overlooked and undervalued. NOFA-VT seeks to bring attention to the critical work of caregiving and the unique challenges posed for farmers who are also caregivers. We hope this work will build farmer-to-farmer relationships and support networks, and also provide a basis for future advocacy and coalition work to bring the unique challenges of farming and caregiving to light.

Read below for paid opportunites. And/or, join us as a participant for our March discussion series: "Help! I'm Farming and Caregiving in a Pandemic" on Mondays in March 930am-1030am. Click here for more details and to register for one or all four sessions.

If you are both farming and caregiving, we have a variety of compensated opportunities for you to share your stories and connect with other farmer caregivers. Please contact Megan at [email protected] or 802-434-7180 to express your interest in any of the following opportunities:

Storyteller • Storytellers will interview (have a conversation with) another farmer caregiver (interviewee) and craft a written essay, article, or interview report to share out on the NOFA-VT blog and social media. Conversations will be roughly 30-45 minutes, and should take take 1-2 hours to write up. This opportunity is great for people who feel confident in their writing skills. Stipend: $125/article [Seeking up to 5 people]

Interviewee • Interviewees will share their stories, thoughts, and reflections on their experiences as farmers and caregivers with a storyteller. The task will only require sharing your experience verbally, but not include the work of crafting the interview/conversation into a shareable written piece. Interviews will be roughly 30-45 minutes. This opportunity is great for people who want to share their story and experiences but have limited time. Stipend: $50/interview [Seeking up to 5 people]

Conversation group (recorded) • Groups of two to three farmers will gather (virtually) to have a conversation about their experiences farming and caregiving that will be recorded and shared out as an audio file. NOFA-VT can provide prompting questions for the conversation. This opportunity is great for small groups and people who are open to sharing their stories in an audio format. We encourage you to contact us with a conversation partner or small group in mind (2-3 people), but also have the capacity to create groups with individuals interested in this opportunity. Stipend: $75/conversation/person [Seeking up to 12 people total]

Small group facilitator • NOFA-VT will host a March series of zoom meetings to bring together folks who are farming and caregiving to share their experiences. Co-facilitators will help to lead these hour-long sessions and create a space for open and honest sharing in an online setting. Meetings are scheduled for Monday mornings, 930-1030am on the following dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29. Stipend: $100/session [Seeking up to 6]