Community Farm Alliance
Martin Richards is the Executive Director of Community Farm Alliance in Kentucky. Formed in 1985, Community Farm Alliance is a statewide grassroots membership organization whose mission is to organize and encourage cooperation among rural and urban citizens, through leadership development and grassroots democratic processes, to ensure an essential, prosperous place for family-scale agriculture in our economies and communities.
With a degree in Architecture, Martin has been a builder, a farmer, and the economic development organizer for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. He has been an active member of Community Farm Alliance for over 20 years, serving on the Board, Board Chair, and as Executive Director since 2010. He was the first CFA Fellow during the passage of HB 611 that utilized Master Tobacco Settlement funds to create the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.