We have four goals for 2018:
1. Officially launch Slow Money Central Virginia at a series of events in Richmond and Charlottesville in May.
2. Receive enough pledge commitments from charitable donors to enable us to make a loan in the fall. (We will provide more details soon on what our pledge goal is.)
3. Make at least one loan to a farm in the fall of 2018, and hopefully more!
4. Position the organization to grow significantly in 2019.
In the long term we expect to do the following in Central Virginia:
Grow acres under cultivation
Increase farm employment
Catalyze new farms
Improve access to land for young farmers
Enable farmers to relinquish off-farm income to support themselves and their families