Farming with
the land, regionally.

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Ecosystems

We believe that regional investment in healthy soils and local food systems will drive systemic changes to improve the trajectory of earth's ecosystems, climate resilience, and food security for future generations.

Agro-analytics

We must understand how new technololgies fit into the broader food supply chain and the ecosystem that supports it.

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Investment money is now raining in, pouring in, to sustainable technologies from capital markets.   Investment in clean energy is now expected to rise from $1.3 trillion in 2022 to more than $2 trillion annually by 2030, says the International Energy Agency.

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Seven Strategies that will Shape the Future of Food.

 

  • Better Fertilizers that are not Manufactured from Fossil Fuels 

  • Better Crops that are heat and drought resistant for a warming climate

  • Investments in Local Food Production at the county and regional level, including local farmland conservation incentives and policies; encouraging the development of local and regional food processing centers (such as to grind wheat, make bread and pasta, or process meat); and supporting greenhouse and indoor hydroponic infrastructures.  A diverse local food supply is key to food security.

  • Digitizing the Farm using satellites, smart sensors, and GPS technologies to better manage and reduce inputs, costs and pollution; and to track, verify and validate agricultural carbon credits for resell to other industries as part of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs and investing.

  • Financing Regenerative Agricultural Practices that improves soil health, reduces soil erosion and encourages farmers to invest in more efficient and environmentally sound methods like organics, composting, multi-species cover crops, crop rotations and no-till planting.

  • Better Pest Control Science, including organics or biologics (pesticides derived from natural materials), and possible RNA Technology, that will avert the worst of an insect and bird apocalypse and improve ecosystem health and function.

  • Technologies that Reduce Food Waste including better tracing and data that allows farmers, distributors, retailers and consumers to better track and control waste; bio-based coatings to preserve crops; and efficient distribution channels for donated products to food banks.

What you can do right now:

  • Vote with your dollars.  Shop the farmers market, buy local and organic food when you can, and join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Ask you favorite restaurants and grocers to source more local food from local farmers.

  • Start a small garden in your own backyard.  Get your neighbors involved and start a garden club.  Take it a step further and start a local organization like Organic Growers School or the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project to teach and promote local farmer sales.  Create a local food guide.

  • Call or write food companies about your concerns and interest as a consumer in their sustainable farming and sourcing practices.

  • Contact your political representatives about Country of Origin labeling laws (COOL) as they relate to meat products.  Tell them to enforce anti-trust laws to break up monopolies and stop the corporate take-over of our food system.

  • Know where your pension and retirement funds are being invested, and stop the foreign investment and Wall Street take-over of American farmland.