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The Latest from Farm Foundation
Farm Household Needs Directly Affect Farm Business Viability
On September 13, 2023, the Farm Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a one-day virtual conference, U.S. Farm Households’ Social and Economic Needs and the Future of U.S. Agriculture. The event brought together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss new interdisciplinary research at the intersection of farm household needs and the farm business and to exchange ideas to better support farm households and U.S. agriculture.
Three Farm Foundation Programs Are Currently Accepting Nominations
The nomination window for the January 2024 Farm Foundation Cultivators, 2024 Agricultural Scholars, and 2024 Agricultural Economics Fellow are now open.
Innovation in Gene Editing and Plant Breeding: A Look at Scientific Advancement and Consumer Perspectives in Food and Agriculture
The November 2023 Farm Foundation® Forum, Innovation in Gene Editing and Plant Breeding: A Look at Scientific Advancement and Consumer Perspectives in Food and Agriculture, will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, November 7, at 9 a.m. CT.
Building Beta Data Management Protocols for Soil Carbon GHG Quantification
To assist USDA in initial designs for their “Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Quantification Program,” Purdue Open Ag Technology and Systems Center (OATS), Semios, The Mixing Bowl, and Farm Foundation are hosting the Building Beta Data Management Protocols for Soil Carbon GHG Quantification virtual “event storming” which will take place on October 24, 2023.
U.S. Farm Households’ Social and Economic Needs and the Future of Agriculture
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Call for Nominations is Open for Farm Foundation 2024 Awards
The four awards recognize leaders and change makers who exemplify Farm Foundation’s mission and values. They include two lifetime achievement awards and two innovator awards. Awards nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted until October 20, 2023.
Farm Foundation Hosts Low-Carbon Agriculture Event in Paris
As part of the continuing US-EU trade project, Farm Foundation hosted a discussion on low-carbon agriculture entitled "Carbon Farming in France and in the United States: Between Hopes and Realities."
Farm Foundation Celebrates Groundbreaking of Innovation and Education Center
Construction on Chicagoland’s first food and agriculture innovation hub is underway, with Farm Foundation celebrating the groundbreaking of its Innovation and Education Center (IEC) in Libertyville, Illinois, on August 18, 2023.
Mapping a Successful Future for Food and Agriculture
Pressures being felt across the globe in food and agriculture were central to the conversations which took place at Farm Foundation’s Round Table meeting in Chicago this summer.
What to Expect from the 2023 Farm Bill Now
The September Farm Foundation® Forum, "What to Expect from the 2023 Farm Bill Now," will provide an updated forecast into the current factors influencing how the next farm bill is being shaped and what the likely policy outcomes will be.
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.