Anne-Teresa Birthwright: Improving Jamaica’s Food System, Agriculture, and Farmer Practices

Check out Anne-Teresa Birthwright, a female in the food industry who is working towards addressing farmers’ concerns in one of Jamaica’s primary agricultural areas – the coffee industry.

Seed-to-Farm-to-Table: Dan Barber Introduces His New Enterprise, Row 7

Ten years ago, Dan Barber was having a conversation in his kitchen with Michael Mazourek, a Cornell University seed breeder, about growing a more flavorful butternut squash. This collaboration is the starting point for Barber’s new company, Row 7, which will bring together chefs and seed breeders from around the country to develop new varieties of vegetables.

Vicki Wilde on the Benefits of Women’s Agricultural Empowerment

Vicki Wilde, senior program officer at the Gates Foundation, explains the importance of women’s role in the agriculture sector and the need to ensure that their voices are heard.

The Future of Coffee Depends on You(th)

Farmers around the world are aging, and there are few young people prepared to take their place. Global food security will depend on cultivating the next generation of farmers.

Guy Kilpatric: Growing the Next Generation of Food Leaders

Guy Kilpatric, manager of the University of Maryland’s Terp Farm, weighs in on methods to encourage and teach aspiring farmers about economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable agricultural practices.

Jennifer Schmidt’s Passion for Agriculture is Inspiring Sustainable Practices

Jennifer Schmidt, a farmer and leader in the sustainable farming movement, spoke with Food Tank about a variety of issues facing the agricultural system, like climate change and diminishing opportunities for new farmers, and shared some solutions to these problems.

Meredith Epstein is Transforming Agricultural Education

Meredith Epstein, the head of the University of Maryland’s Sustainable Agriculture program, shares the importance of teaching new farmers, the challenges that new farmers face, and strategies to inspire the next generation of sustainable farmers.

Quality Meat from Quality Care: An Interview with Niman Ranch Farmer Randy Gadient

Randy Gadient, a Niman Rancher and hog farmer, explains why connecting with animals, involving more young farmers, and reviving small farms are key to changing the food system.

Emily Zweber on Organic Farming, Sustainability, and the Next Generation of Farmers

Emily Zweber, an organic, sustainable dairy farmer, sat down with Food Tank to discuss changes in agriculture, the food system, and the role youth can play in transforming the landscape.

Fall Armyworm : A Threat to Africa’s Food Security

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization promotes awareness and provides resources to smallholders to help mitigate Fall Armyworm infestation in Africa.