Increasing The Adoption Of On-Farm Conservation Irrigation Practices

Advancements in irrigation technology have the potential to improve the efficiency of farm business operations through increased water, time and money savings – all the while conserving precious natural resources. Working with partners and regional experts, a series of localized educational resources were developed to equip farmers with the basic technical understanding they need to […]

Accelerating Water Quality Improvements

In the North Raccoon Watershed of western Iowa, we are working with our partners to develop novel environmental and demographic datasets to target outreach and technical assistance to farmers and landowners. This process is expected to result in improved efficiency and accelerated adoption of conservation practices that improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin.

Improving Conservation Campaign Effectiveness

In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, we are testing the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms to predict and deliver micro-targeted conservation information and education. We’re working with our partners to deliver customized messages to farmers who own pieces of property critical to conservation and who are most open to engaging in conservation behaviors. […]

Enhancing the Relationship Between Farmers & Landowners

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In the states of Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, many farmers don’t own the land they work, but instead rent from non-farming landowners, or non-operating landowners (NOLs). Strong relationships between NOLs and farmers are vital to achieving wide-scale adoption of soil health and nutrient management practices across U.S. croplands. This project is designed to enhance understanding […]

Side-By-Side Carbon Market Comparison Tool

The rapid pace of U.S. carbon market activity has left many farmers dazed and confused. Producers are eager to explore new streams of revenue by sequestering carbon in the soil. But the sheer volume of marketplaces, seemingly complex multi-year contracts and evolving verification solutions make charting a course difficult. To help answer farmers’ questions, we […]

Annual Report Highlights Sustainability Insights and Progress in the Produce Sector

Whether exploring the sustainability progress of almond producers in California or peach growers in Georgia, The Packer is the industry’s premier produce industry brand. That’s why we teamed up with these industry-leading journalists to travel coast to coast in search of compelling sustainability insights and learnings, culminating in the annual Sustainability & Specialty Crops Report. […]

Regenerative Spotlight Series

A storytelling partnership with General Mills to highlight the first hand experiences of three farmers who are using regenerative farming principles in their operations.  Trust In Food has collaborated with General Mills to provide farmers in their supply chain across the U.S. with a platform to share their experiences in regenerative ag – what has […]

Empowering Peer Groups to Thrive

An education and outreach program  with The Nature Conservancy to empower peer groups in the Great Lakes region to improve their nutrient management practices.  THE ISSUE: Peer to peer learning networks are effective in driving change but need support to do so Across the board, research shows that farmers learn best from and are most […]

The State of Sustainable Ag

An ongoing research collaboration  with Field To Market to identify production trends and farmer perspectives in conservation farming.  THE ISSUE: Understanding farmer perceptions around sustainable ag is a critical need Knowing how farmers understand, value, and perceive sustainable production practices is essential to good programming.  OUR SOLUTION: Annual survey of farmers   We collaborated  with Field […]

Executive Conference Casts Vision for Produce Sector’s Sustainable Future

The unique composition of the produce sector—including growers, packers, shippers and retailers—makes convening leaders from across the supply chain important to keep on top of sustainability trends. Hosted by The Packer and Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, the Sustainable Produce Summit provided virtual networking and continuing education opportunities for produce executives representing all […]