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Sow America Inc

Sow America

aka Sow America   |   Fort Walton Beach, FL   |  https://sowamerica.com

Mission

To regenerate land and communities through the education of agriculture, entrepreneurship and self-improvement.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Cameron Howard

Main address

330 Linda Ln NW

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 USA

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EIN

85-2311051

NTEE code info

Agricultural Programs (K20)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Compost Generation Program

food waste pickup and compost making program
1. Generate Compost
2. Increase access to compost for agricultural producers
3. Reduce the reliance on and limit the use of fertilizer
4. Improve soil quality
5. Encourage waste management and permaculture/biodynamics business development
6. Increase rain water absorption
7. Reduce municipal food waste
8. Divert food waste from landfills

Population(s) Served

Develop a network of gardeners and experts to provide guidance and support for garden building and management

Provide resources and information about the different types of gardens, including guides, videos, and case studies

Host workshops and seminars on garden building and management, to provide hands-on training and support to community members

Provide grants and other forms of support to individuals and organizations who are interested in starting or expanding a garden

Partner with businesses and organizations to promote garden building and support healthy communities

Conduct research and collect data on the effectiveness and benefits of different types of gardens, to support the growth and success of this approach

Population(s) Served

The urban agribusiness entrepreneurship program will be a six-month incubator program for aspiring urban farmers and agribusiness owners. The program will be run by a non-profit organization and will be designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to launch successful urban agriculture businesses.

The program will consist of a mix of in-person and online learning, with a focus on practical skills and hands-on experience. Participants will be provided with access to business mentors, resources, and networking opportunities to help them develop their businesses.


The program's strategic plan will focus on provi participants with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to launch successful urban agriculture businesses. Through a mix of in-person and online learning, hands-on experience, and access to resources and support,participants will gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the rapidly growing field of urban agricu

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Incarcerated people
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Incarcerated people

To ensure the success of our education program, we will develop and implement a comprehensive program plan. This plan will include specific goals and objectives, as well as strategies and tactics for achieving those goals.

Some of the key goals of our education program include:

Providing high-quality educational seminars and workshops for students, educators, and community members
Developing strong partnerships with schools and other organizations to support student learning and development
Representing Sow America at conferences and other events to promote our mission and programs
Building and updating course materials to ensure that they are relevant, engaging, and aligned with our mission
Aggregating resources and material that align with our mission and values

To achieve these goals, we will implement a range of strategies and tactics, including:

Recruiting and training a team of dedicated professionals to lead our education program
Identifying and establishing partnerships wi

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Farmers
Self-employed people
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Farmers
Self-employed people
Retired people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sow America Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cameron Howard

Sow America

Cameron Howard

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Heith McCracken

Sow America

Simon Winston

Sow America

Hayden Ford

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Craig Banks

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/1/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data