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The Latest from Farm Foundation
Seeds of Change: Exploring AI Solutions for Agriculture Today and Tomorrow
The February Farm Foundation® Forum, Seeds of Change: Exploring AI Solutions for Agriculture Today and Tomorrow, explored the cutting-edge intersection of artificial intelligence and agriculture.
What Does "Sustainable Agriculture" Mean?
Based on a survey of U.S. households and food systems experts, this Farm Foundation Issue Report found dramatic differences between consumers' and producers' understandings of what is meant by sustainable agriculture, particularly concerning the importance of economic sustainability.
Conference Aims to Expand Knowledge on Interplay of Diversity and Agricultural Policy
There is a critical need to better understand how the diversity of both farms and operators interact to affect engagement with and outcomes from agricultural policy. To help close this knowledge gap, the USDA's Economic Research Service and Farm Foundation are hosting a two-day, virtual conference on Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th, 2024, focused on diversity and agricultural policy.
Farm Foundation Marketing and Communications Intern
The intern will be part of a marketing and communications team that’s at the heart of our mission, supporting our programs, events, and development efforts in the organization.
Advancing the Role of Trade and Agricultural Sustainability
The Advancing the Role of Trade and Agricultural Sustainability report from the Global Forum on Farm Policy & Innovation identifies challenges and areas of opportunity in ways trade and agricultural sustainability can work together. The report is based on the inaugural public-private workshop led by GFFPI in October 2023 at the OECD, with the support of Australia, the Netherlands and Japan.
The Business of Farming: Reality, Resilience, and Return on Investment
This blog highlights some of the topics discussed at the recent Round Table meeting in Hawai'i.
Call for Nominations: Young Agri-Food Leaders
This program seeks to actively engage emerging leaders in food and agribusiness, from ages 25-40 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.
Call for Nominations: Young Farmer Accelerator
This program seeks to actively engage farmers from 21-40 years old in a yearlong series of interactive learning and networking experiences, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of a wide variety of agriculture, agribusiness, and government issues.
Farm Family Wellness Alliance Services Now Available to All Farm Families in the U.S.
A landmark alliance led by Farm Foundation has launched free, anonymous, online mental health and wellbeing services to provide a nationwide safety net of confidential and on-demand support to farmers, ranchers and farm families.
Announcing the 2024 Ag Scholars
The 5th cohort of Agricultural Scholars features 20 applied or agricultural economics graduate students. The program involves a year-long series of learning experiences focused inspiring and training the next generation of agricultural economists.
From a Prairie Sod House to Dubai: A farmer’s experience of the UN climate convention
Farm Foundation President and CEO Shari Rogge-Fidler reflects on her experience at COP28 as part of the Solutions from the Land farmer delegation to Dubai.
2024 Agricultural Economics Trade and Sustainability Fellow Announced
Farm Foundation has named Dr. Sandro Steinbach as its 2024 Agricultural Economics Trade and Sustainability Fellow. Steinbach is an associate professor of agribusiness and applied economics at North Dakota State University with primary research interests in international trade and agricultural policy.
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.