The Missouri Rural Crisis Center is a statewide farm and rural organization founded in 1985 with over 5,600 member families.

Our mission is to preserve family farms, promote stewardship of the land and environmental integrity, and strive for economic and social justice by building unity and mutual understanding among diverse groups, both urban and rural.

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MRCC Staff

Rhonda Perry, Executive Director –
Roger Allison, Director of Operations
Tim Gibbons, Communications Director –
Brian Smith, Rural Organizer –
Dina van der Zalm, Rural Healthcare –
Kira Kirk, Rural Organizer –
Monica Fisher, Office Administrator –
Kerri Chittum, Patchwork Coordinator –
Fletcher Darby, Layah VerDught , Patchwork Family Farms Coordinators –

For More information about MRCC activities & events or to get involved in MRCC’s policy campaigns please contact us at:

Missouri Rural Crisis Center
1906 Monroe St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 449-1336

To contact Patchwork Family Farms please email or call us at or (573) 443-1568


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Its MRCC’s 35th Anniversary