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The Latest from Farm Foundation
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.
Farm Foundation Forum: Customer Demand for Environmental Reporting
Learn about efforts to provide customers with evidence-based research on the environmental, climate, and human health impacts of agricultural products. This Forum took place via Zoom on Tuesday, July 19, 2002, at 9:00 a.m. CT.
CAPI DIALOGUE on Agriculture and Food Security: Global Challenges and Local Solutions
Co-presented with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), this webinar explored current dynamics within the global food system and consider what policy solutions could be implemented in Canada, the United States and around the world.
Fire and Water: Managing Complex Tradeoffs to Support Agriculture and Sustainability
Farm Foundation’s Round Table program gathered in Boise, Idaho, June 8-10, to explore issues facing the western parts of the United States, namely fire and water. A few key themes emerged, with speakers and participants discussing the challenges as well as pathways to possible solutions.
Perspective: The Interaction Between Ag Innovation and Regulation
Karen Carr, partner at ArentFox Schiff and Round Table Fellow, discusses the role regulatory systems play in advancing innovation.
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.
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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.