Farmers are stewards of the land, and they know that safeguarding soil, water, and other natural resources is integral to protecting their livelihoods now and for future generations. Farm Journal Foundation's conservation programs work directly with farmers to help them implement sustainable practices on their land to maintain the long-term viability of their operations and protect the health of surrounding environments.
HOW IT WORKS
Farm Journal Foundation operates a number of conservation programs with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other important partners.
In 2023, we launched a new climate-smart grazing program for Native American cattle producers in Oklahoma, Montana, and Florida. This program, which works in partnership with the Intertribal Agriculture Council, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and the Yield Lab Institute, offers a combination of direct incentive payments, technical assistance, and education to producers who adopt conservation practices on their grazing lands, including prescribed grazing, fencing, watering facilities, planting native or perennial seeds, and other work.
We are also a long-term partner in America’s Conservation Ag Movement, a coalition of agriculture industry leaders that includes Farm Journal’s Trust in Food and the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. This program works to eliminate obstacles that impede farmers’ adoption of conservation practices and hosts shop talks, field days, and other outreach events that allow producers to talk about conservation opportunities.