Content Areas

  • 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.