Sustainable ag production (soils, crops, livestock, pest management, pasture-based systems and processing issues).
Marketing and rural development based on farmers' markets innovations, wholistic rural development, insights from the newest generation of producer coops.
New marketing tools for farmers, including organic wholesale prices and a farmer-driven farm locator.
Food systems development (local and regional food efforts that keep profits on-farm as much as possible).
Sustainable ag research in cover crops, ecological benefits of organic systems, market creation, new food crops for emerging ethnic groups, specialty grains.
Food literacy (consumer understanding of foods, foodways, implications of food choices, food rituals of celebration and gratitude).
Farm family life that nurtures healthy relationships.
Motivation and inspiration for farmers.
Urban farming and food access initiatives to include all income groups.
Policy advocacy that builds strong, vital farming communities.