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The Latest from Farm Foundation
Announcing the 2023 Young Farmer Accelerator Program Cohort
Young Farmers engage in a variety of activities, including: developing working relationships with peers and a senior agribusiness/farmer mentor; attending Farm Foundation Round Table meetings to network and learn from industry leaders; and other unique opportunities for personal and professional development.
June 2023 Cultivators
Nominations are open until Monday, April 24th. To help nurture the next generation of industry leaders, the Farm Foundation selects six university students to attend each Farm Foundation Round Table meeting.
Greening the Fertilizer Industry
This Forum discussed where we stand today with fertilizer production and usage, and where we might go to create more sustainable and environmentally friendly fertilizer products in the future. The recorded Forum is available to view on our YouTube channel.
Announcing the 2023 Young Agri-Food Leaders
This annual program seeks to actively engage emerging leaders in food and agribusiness, from ages 25 to 40 years old, in a yearlong series of interactive learning and networking experiences, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the food and agriculture value chain.
Celebrating Significant Achievements in the Agriculture and Food Sector
Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2023. Awards will be presented at the Farm Foundation 90th Anniversary Gala on June 15, 2023.
Agricultural Productivity Growth: Measurement, Drivers, and Climatic Effects
The invite-only workshop will take place March 29 and 30, 2023, at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center in Arlington, Virginia. The public is invited to register to view the sessions live via Zoom.
Farm Foundation® Announces 2023 Agricultural Scholars
Up to 15 applied or agricultural economics graduate students are selected to join the program for inspiration and training in agricultural policy, commodity market analysis, agricultural finance, and other applied fields.
2023 Agricultural Economics Fellow Announced
Dr. Trey Malone has been selected as Farm Foundation's 2023 Agricultural Economics Fellow. Malone is a food and agricultural economist whose primary research interests are agribusiness entrepreneurship and resiliency in agri-food supply chains.
Farm Foundation Contributes Perspective on Ukraine in 2022 GAP Report
Farm Foundation Agricultural Economics Trade Fellow Dr. Amanda Countryman published an Expert Essay within the 2022 Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report).
Fixing the Soil Health Tech Stack Now: An 8-Step Action Plan
Rob Trice's article summarizes Farm Foundation's work to date on the soil health tech stack and delivers a plan for next steps.
New Global Collaboration Platform for Farm Policy and Innovation Launched
The newly launched Global Forum on Farm Policy and Innovation will work to increase the sustainability of agriculture across the world. Farm Foundation is an inaugural partner.
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Turning Ideas Into Action
Since 1933, Farm Foundation has united diverse perspectives and non-partisan objectivity to advance agriculture. We do more than collaborate. We motivate momentum to achieve tangible results that address the urgent issues facing our industry, including the following:
The stresses of farming have an enormous impact on farm workers. Farm Foundation creates practical solutions for all aspects of wellbeing, including mental, physical and financial health.Learn More
We’re examining how to best leverage new technologies, such as big data, internet connectivity, drones, DNA scans, gene editing and precision agriculture, for positive social and economic results.Learn More
Conservation and Sustainability
We build bridges with regulators, producers and consumers to create workable solutions that protect and improve natural resources.Learn More
Market Development and Access
From well-developed trade agreements to improved infrastructure, we’re bringing people together to make sure we meet consumer demand for food, fuel and industrial products.Learn More
Here’s What We’re Working on Now
Advancing Data Interoperability in Agriculture
We aim to scale the practical application of the digital exchange of information in ag production systems across the value chain.
Farm Family Wellness Alliance
Providing farm families with access to confidential, pre-paid, ongoing mental health and wellness services.
Trade Resource Center
Improve your knowledge and understanding of the key trade issues affecting food and ag.
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