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Farm Foundation is an agricultural policy institute cultivating dynamic non-partisan collaboration to meet society's needs for food, fiber, feed and energy. Since 1933, we have connected leaders in farming, business, academia, organizations and government through proactive, rigorous debate and objective issues analysis.

Farm Foundation Values:

  • Constructive debate centered on comprehensive factual information and objective analysis
  • The role of social, economic and natural sciences in expanding knowledge
  • People of diverse opinions, perspectives and backgrounds
  • Respect for the past and innovation for the future
  • Diverse agricultural systems
  • Informed decision making

Farm Foundation’s current work focuses in four program areas:

  • Resource Management and Stewardship
  • Science and Technology
  • Building Capacity
  • Evolving Business Conditions

The primary product of Farm Foundation's work is comprehensive, objective information. Through conferences, workshop and Farm Foundation® Forums, we bring a broad range of stakeholders together to share perspectives and have productive discussions. .

Farm Foundation is directed by a 29-member Board of Directors comprised of leaders in production agriculture, related businesses and academia.

Much of the Foundation’s work is funded from our endowment; the remainder comes from donations from individuals, companies and other foundations or NGOs. A small portion is from government contracts. Donors recognize the importance of the Foundation’s unique work and value the Foundation’s unwavering focus on objectivity and non-advocacy.


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