Farm Foundation, NFP, a 501(c)(3) public charity, serves as a catalyst for sound public policy by providing objective information to foster deeper understanding of issues shaping the future for agriculture, food systems and rural regions. Farm Foundation, NFP does not lobby or advocate. Our 80-year reputation for objectivity allows us to bring together diverse stakeholders for discussions on economic issues and public policies.
Farm Foundation, NFP’s primary product is comprehensive, objective information. Through such activities as conferences, workshops and Farm Foundation® Forums, we invite stakeholders to discuss evolving issues impacting agriculture, the food system and rural regions. Discussions may include options to address those issues and the potential consequences of those options.
Farm Foundation, NFP’s work focuses in six major areas:
- Agriculture in the Environment
- Energy and Agriculture
- Food, Agricultural and Trade Policy
- Agricultural and Food System Productivity, Research and Technology
- Food Quality, Safety and Consumer Perceptions
- Viability of Rural Regions
Farm Foundation, NFP is directed by a six-member Board of Directors comprised of leaders in production agriculture, related businesses and academia. Farm Foundation, NFP is the operating entity of Farm Foundation, a charitable trust originally formed in 1933. Led by a 29-member Board of Trustees, the trust is a separate supporting organization of Farm Foundation, NFP.