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The Latest from Farm Foundation
Forum on Food Policies and Dietary Health
Consumer behavior, food system complexity, and the interrelations between farm policies and what individuals choose to eat were among the many topics discussed in the Farm Foundation Forum, “Farm, Food, and the Policies and Practices Behind America’s Dietary Health.”
Announcing the June 2022 Cultivators
This group of Cultivators will present at the Round Table meeting in Boise, Idaho, taking place June 8 to 10. Each Cultivator is connected with a Farm Foundation Round Table Fellow who acts as a mentor for the meeting.
The U.S. Voluntary Agricultural Carbon Market
This report sheds light on multiple voluntary agricultural carbon programs and the contractual implications for participating farmers.
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.
Overcoming Barriers to the Development of an Agricultural Carbon Market
Farm Foundation Agricultural Economics Fellow Dr. Alejandro Plastina provides an overview of barriers to an agricultural carbon market and proposes some possible solutions.
Farm Foundation Launches Innovation and Education Campus
Farm Foundation’s Innovation and Education Campus will be the go-to place for everyone—farmers, policy makers, researchers, educators, industry executives, and consumers—to collaborate and accelerate practical solutions for food and agriculture.
Farm Foundation Promotes New Vice President of Innovation and Education Campus
Farm Foundation's Todd Price has been promoted to vice president, Innovation and Education Campus. Price has an extensive background in agriculture, including his family’s farming operation in Iowa, as well as educational programs in the Chicagoland area.
Announcing the 2022 Young Farmer Accelerator Program Cohort
This annual program seeks to actively engage farmers from 21 to 40 years old in a year-long series of interactive learning and networking experiences, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of a wide variety of agriculture, agribusiness, and government issues.
Announcing the 2022 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.
Solving the Barriers to Agricultural Carbon Markets
This Forum took place April 12 at 9:00 a.m. CT. It covered what still needs to be done to advance carbon markets. Providing an objective look from an economic and legal perspective, topics discussed included what pitfalls persist, what opportunities are available for farmers, and where both the science and market trends are currently headed.
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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.