The Foundation’s programs work with U.S. leaders to strengthen economic development and promote food security through agriculture. Our work seeks to increase understanding of the value of bolstering investment in farm programs, development assistance, agricultural research, and nutrition.
The State Dialogue program launched in 2019 with the goal of engaging members of Congress in their home states and districts, and connecting them with thought leaders and members of local agricultural communities.
This in-class online experience provides the opportunity for a deeper dialogue about issues related to food and agriculture. Speakers from leading universities and organizations partner with the Foundation to build curriculum and deliver guest lectures. Sessions are always streamed live to enable global participation.
VOICE OF THE FARMER GARDEN
This interactive exhibit is anchored by a permanent garden space located adjacent to the Jamie L. Whitten Building on the USDA campus and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Foundation transformed this green space into a tangible representation of the U.S. agricultural economy though raised beds, containers, and small “fields,” which hold dozens of varieties of fruits, vegetables, grasses, herbs, row crops, and pollinator habitats.
Our Campus Engagement program educates university students on their campuses about the necessary role of modern agriculture in creating affordable, accessible, and nutritious food for a growing world.
Our e-learning modules, supportive resources, and augmented reality videos showcase the importance of agriculture in feeding our growing world population. These resources work for a number of learning environments and have reached teachers, state educators, and university professors in all 50 states.