PIGGY BANK: Open Source Agriculture for Family Farmers





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Published on Feb 5, 2016

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How does Piggy Bank work? The foundation launched in September 2015 will gift breeding stock to family farmers. The physical Piggy Bank farm will have 10 heritage breeds living side-by-side and will produce 600 offspring each year. The offspring (breeding stock) will be gifted to farmers in exchange for a business plan. All business plans will be shared online for the community. Piggy Bank will also become a safety net for existing farmers who don’t have enough money to diversify bloodlines or require assistance to rebuild following a disaster. Additionally, pigs not given to pasture will be sent to culinary schools for education and research. Fast forward five years, Piggy Bank has gifted thousands of pigs whom are producing offspring in a community of farmers reading hundreds of business plans online and sharing ideas of open source agriculture in a vibrant conversation all over North America. Piggy Bank is a foundation - a transparent agriculture model for the family farming movement.

Bottom line, we do this because we need a culinary landscape with safer food choices that will benefit our youth tomorrow.
Piggy Bank is a solution.
Piggy Bank is a movement.
Piggy Bank is an entry point for new farmers.
Piggy Bank is a safety net for existing farmers.
Piggy Bank is an educational tool for students.
Piggy Bank is open access agriculture.
Piggy Bank needs your support.
Piggy Bank will change the landscape for responsible family farmers.
Piggy Bank will inspire additional seed and livestock banks.
Piggy Bank will create an ecosystem of exchanging genetics for information.
Family Farms will learn more, dream more and grow.
Our children will benefit from Piggy Bank.
Your support will change the future of food.
We call it open source agriculture.

With your support, we can drastically tilt the scales in favor of family farming by increasing the startup rate of pig farmers and helping farmers in time of need.


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