New Research Finds Growth in Social Groups Focused on Sustainable Agriculture

A new report finds deliberate growth in social groups focused on sustainable agriculture and land management.

Oxford Real Farming Conference Reaches Global Audience in 2021

The Oxford Real Farming Conference will feature internationally renowned farmers and activists on an online format in January 2021.

Remembering Percy Schmeiser: Farmer and Hero

Percy Schmeiser, best known for his battles against Monsanto and genetically modified seed patents, passed away on October 13 at the age of 89.

Net-Zero Emissions Future in Latin America and the Caribbean Offers Jobs

A recent report finds that Latin America and the Caribbean can create 19 million net jobs in plant-based agriculture by 2030 with a decarbonized economy.

College Students Recycle Waste into Sustainable Fertilizer for Rural Farmers

Five college students won $5,000 at this year’s @WegePrize for their plan to recycle waste into sustainable fertilizer. The group projects that their organic fertilizer will cut costs for rural farmers by 35 percent.

Why Agroecology, not Agribusiness, Will Save Our Food System

The global food system needs transforming. Family farmers can get us there, through agroecology and the equitable use of resources.

New “Rural Resilience” Course Addresses Mental Health Among Farmers

Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.

Chicago Grant Program Funds Farmers of Color

The Fresh Food from Farmers of Color Fund is a new grant program that funds farmers of color seeking to support their communities with locally-grown food.

ColdHubs Is Bringing Solar-Powered Cold Storage to Farmers in Nigeria

50 percent of produce is lost post-harvest in Nigeria. ColdHubs aims to change this through the company’s solar powered coolers.

How a Land Trust in Iowa is Combatting Big Ag

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust secures affordable land for farmers so they can grow food sustainably for generations to come.