Our Impact on the Agriculture Industry
The Foundation's Mission
Valuing and elevating LGBT agriculturists through advocacy, education, and community.
Moving Our Mission Forward
The organization works to fulfill this mission through three strategies:
STRATEGY 1: BE MORE VISIBLE TO EACH OTHER
We all know that familiar feeling of meeting people in a work setting or at functions and conferences (like this one!). Knowing others may be in the LGBT community, and trying to work it into a conversation to make that connection. We are about making that happen; strengthening the social fabric and further developing the queer community involved in agriculture, and our allies.
STRATEGY 2: BE MORE VISIBLE TO OTHERS
Think of one person right now who is a queer leader in the agriculture industry. Not so easy, is it? We need more examples of queer agriculturists which means we need to come out as the amazing, successful advocates we are. In turn, we need to help support other LGBT agriculturists around us. A great part in this movement is first knowing who we are individually. The Cultivating Change Foundation wants you to be able to understand your personal and professional identity and how to share it with others.
STRATEGY 3: TO CONNECT TO PEOPLE, COMPANIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE DOING INCREDIBLE WORK FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY
There are many companies, organizations, and people who are fighting to support diversity and inclusion and specifically, gender and sexual identity. The Cultivating Change Foundation hopes to raise awareness of their work and connect these people, companies, and organizations to queer agriculturists.
Cultivating Change Foundation’s values serve as our moral compass; while circumstances may change, our values do not. The following values represent how Cultivating Change Foundation chooses to operate. They guide how we do business internally and externally.
Integrity, Teamwork, Partnership, Honesty, Communication, Respect, Diversity, Creativity, Growth, Community Involvement, Empowerment, Trust, Agriculture, Commitment to Success, Responsibility, Loyalty, Optimism, Inspiring, Reliable, Balance, Trustworthy, Customer Service, Achievement, Accountability