Vilsack Joins Forum on Rural Poverty

Kelly Marshall

Poverty affects families and communities in rural areas in a disproportional way.  On Monday, April 18 the Farm Foundation Forum is hosting a discussion on the role of public policy in the fight against poverty.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will open the discussion and be joined by Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union of Jackson, Mississippi and …

Ag Group, Farm Foundation, Rural Lifestyle

Farm Foundation Forum Discusses Poverty in Rural America

Lizzy Schultz

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and two rural community experts are joining together to discuss the cost of poverty in rural America at the Farm Foundation Forum on Monday, April 18, 2016. The Forum will be held at 9 am in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A free, live audiocast will also be …

Ag Group, Economy, Events, Farm Foundation, Rural Lifestyle

Farm Foundation, SHP Share Common Goals

Taylor Truckey

Farm Foundation is one of the supporting partners of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). While at the Soil Health Summit late last week, Tim Brennan, Farm Foundation, shared why the being a part of the Partnership just makes sense for their organization. The Farm Foundation started the Soil Renaissance (with the Noble Foundation) a little over two years ago to …

cover crops, Farm Foundation, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

Farm Foundation Forum Set for Jan. 20

Jamie Johansen

The Farm Foundation Forum will take place January 20, 2016 and focus on the issue of antibiotic use in both humans and animals. If you have an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics and members of the media, the Farm Foundation encourages you to attend. …

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Farm Foundation to Hold Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit

John Davis

Antimicrobial stewardship is of vital interest to the livestock industry. That’s why our friends at Farm Foundation will hold a free, national summit highlighting policy, education and economic issues surrounding the stewardship of antimicrobial drug use in food-producing animals Jan. 20-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. A collaboration of Farm Foundation, NFP, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Farm Foundation, Livestock

Soil Health Institute Launched To Benefit Soil

Taylor Truckey

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, in partnership with the Farm Foundation, announced the launch of the Soil Health Institute today. For years, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation have been providing education and insight into the importance of agriculture and proper land stewardship. In 2013, they launched the Soil Renaissance. The movement brought together growers and organizations across …

Ag Group, Farm Foundation, Soil

Exploring Crop Insurance & Conservation Practices

John Davis

Crop insurance provides an important risk management tool for farmers, especially in the short term. Conservation practices look to the long term to reduce farmers’ risks. Our friends at Farm Foundation will hold another one of their free forums on Thursday, Oct. 8, to examine how the relationship of crop insurance and conservation practices has evolved over the years, and …

Conservation, Farm Foundation, Insurance

Farm Foundation President to Retire

John Davis

The president of Farm Foundation is going to reture. Neil Conklin, who took office in 2008 and is the sixth person to lead Farm Foundation in its 82-year history, says he will retire effective December 2016. “Neil has been key in fulfilling the Trustees’ goal to position the Foundation as the leader in helping public and private-sector leaders address the …

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Scholl Elected Farm Foundation Board Chairman

Cindy Zimmerman

The Farm Foundation Board of Trustees has elected a new chairman. Mark S. Scholl of J and M Scholl in Owensboro, KY was elected chairman at the Board’s recent annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Joe Swedberg, who recently retired as Vice President of Legislative Affairs with Hormel Foods Corporation, was elected vice chairman. Scholl is President of J and M …

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Farm Foundation to Host Forum on Drought

John Davis

The multi-year drought in the western United States has impacted that region’s farmers and ranchers,and government officials have had to take extensive measures to deal with water shortages. This coming Wednesday, July 15, Farm Foundation will host a free forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to discuss how lessons being learned in the West may help the …

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