NFFC chooses its projects based on the potential to empower family
farmers by reducing the corporate control of agriculture and promoting
a more socially just farm and food policy.
NFFC carries out these projects through task forces - Trade
Task Force, Farm
and Food Policy Task Force (includes Dairy
Subcommittee) and Credit
Farmers representing their respective organizations
share similar strategies for renewing family farm agriculture but politicians
often pit regional groups against each other in public policy debates.
Working in task forces enables farm groups of differing commodities
and in various regions to develop national organizing strategies and
directly participate in issue work.
Task Force Goals
Identify and act on strategic legislative opportunities to promote
and win progressive policy alternatives impacting the farm and food
Hold policy makers and government agencies accountable.
Expose and challenge corporate agribusiness direct responsibility
for destructive farm, food, trade and rural/farm credit policies.
Add value to member groups' campaigns and initiatives.
Formulate and recommend actions and policy positions to the NFFC
Board and Executive Committee.
Task Force Composition
At least one representative (leader and/or staff) from each member
group active in respective task force issues.
Chairperson(s) (must be NFFC Board Member(s).
NFFC Executive Director and staff member assigned to Task Force.
Task Force Members' Responsibilities:
Act as liaison between Task Force and member organization: bring
organizational requests for action to Task Force; consult with organization
to help prioritize Task Force activities; take action alert requests,
materials, etc. back to member organizations and ensure support and
Bring pertinent ideas, material, and information to attention
of Task Force leadership and staff.
Participate on regular monthly conference calls, and face-to-face
meetings; review agenda and materials in advance; suggest agenda items;
serve on ad-hoc committees and sub-committees when appropriate.
Elect/confirm Task Force Chair(s).