OUR PROMISE AND PHILOSOPHY
Piggy Bank will not make money from farmers or pigs, ever. Piggy Bank will give away 600 pigs a year to small and family farms, and help arm them with comprehensive business plans. Once the pigs are market ready, we will help farms connect to sales outlets on a regional basis. Our philosophy supports social, fiscal, and environmental transparency.
WE CALL IT…OPEN ACCESS AGRICULTURE
What is Open Access Agriculture (OAA)?
In the early 2000s, widespread public accessibility to the World Wide Web fueled the open access movement. This prompted a new marketplace of openness and license-free collaboration. Although the growth has been exponential, this philosophy has not yet reached the agricultural sector. We believe OAA is the missing link for the survival of small and independent farms in the low-margin, high-value family farming sector.
Piggy Bank will practice OAA in all aspects of our vision, strategy, execution, process, genetics, foundation, pitches, business plans, budgets, culinary industry networks, and animal health reporting.
Piggy Bank will aim to accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation. We hope to inspire new agricultural systems to come together and share ideas on our open platforms.
OPEN ACCESS AGRICULTURE’S (OAA) CORE IDEAS:
Open Access – The free and legal right to view all farm assets, from economic to scientific
Participation – The legal right to utilize any idea or part of the Piggy Bank project
Transparency – Full and detailed visibility of any document or idea
Learning – Unrestricted public access and mutual support for research and education
Network – Full access to our business network of chefs, restaurants, points of sale, etc.