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The Latest from Farm Foundation
Farm Foundation Forum: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture
Learn about upcoming U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation changes affecting antibiotic use in livestock production. The conversation also addressed proper stewardship of antifungals in crop production.
Next Generation: Agricultural Scholars Program
The call for nominations for the 2023 Agricultural Scholars program is open, until November 1, 2022. Learn more about the program and nominate a graduate student scholar working in agricultural economics or related agricultural policy work.
Next Generation: Farm Foundation Cultivators
The call for nominations for the January 2023 Cultivators is now open, until November 8, 2022. Six undergraduate or graduate students will be selected to attend the January 2023 Farm Foundation Round Table meeting. Learn more and nominate a student.
A Primer on Farm to Fork: European Agriculture in Transition?
This Farm Foundation Issue Report provides an overview of the EU’S Farm to Fork initiative, its possible impact on agricultural production levels and food prices, and examines some of the issues that will need to be addressed if Farm to Fork is to secure its multifaceted objectives.
2023 Agricultural Economics Fellow
The Agricultural Economics Fellow program provides a post-Ph.D. agricultural economist with a unique yearlong opportunity to be mentored and mentor, provide thought leadership through publications and speaking appearances, expand their network, manage high-visibility projects and elevate their stature and reputation in the food and agricultural sectors. The 2023 fellowship is focused on sustainable food systems. Nominations will be accepted through September 23.
The Future of Food and Agricultural Trade with China
This Farm Foundation Issue Report provides a summary of insights gained from agriculture stakeholders on the future of U.S. agricultural trade with China.
Farm Foundation T-Shirts Available
Order one (or more!) buttery soft green Farm Foundation crew neck t-shirts. Proceeds support Farm Foundation Next Generation programs. Place orders by Friday, September 9.
Fixing the Soil Health Tech Stack
“Fixing The Soil Health Tech Stack” activities will gather those players committed to taking collective action right now to bridge soil data interoperability, calibration, or standardization to ease the movement of digital information between those collecting, analyzing, and taking action upon soil-centric data.
New Resources for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers are Now Available
A special issue of Agriculture Finance Review has been published, focusing on the challenges and opportunities experienced by new agriculture professionals.
Perspective: Farmer Mental and Physical Health as Components of Sustainability
As the agriculture industry continues to improve its sustainability, consideration of producer mental and physical health will be an important component of the discussion moving forward.
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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.