For farmers, there’s great satisfaction in feeding the world, but there are always challenges related to the business of agriculture. Whether it’s through media coverage, government policy statements or international market reports, we know that some people don’t have enough to eat, while others have differing ideas on how food should be produced.
The Farm Journal Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, addresses both of those issues through engagement, education and advocacy with farmers, policymakers and millennials. Diverse stakeholders, both outside and inside agriculture, are engaged with the Foundation through platforms such as the Farmers Feeding the World program, HungerU and the Farm Journal Policy Dialogue.
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Farmers Feeding the World
This national network of farmers and producers are passionate about engaging with local, state and national policy makers, promoting national vision and commitment to agricultural development in U.S. foreign policy.
Typical engagements include: speaking opportunities, guest lecturing on University campuses, hosting community events and supporting mission-aligned organizations including community gardens, food banks and local schools. If you're interested in participating in Farmers Feeding the World contact Stephanie Mercier at SMercier@FarmJournalFoundation.org
Engaging university students across the country, the HungerU brings agriculture and hunger education to future influencers—voters, consumers and community leaders. Hallmarked by the mobile learning exhibit and campus volunteer engagements, the HungerU platform also engages classroom thought and discussion about modern agriculture and food systems.
Interested in bring HungerU to your campus? Contact Lina Walz-Salvador Lwalzfirstname.lastname@example.org
Your Seat at the Table is a Farm Journal Foundation platform that hosts field-level learning experiences geared towards key influencer groups for food and agriculture. These experiential, immersive learning trips transport participants directly to farmers, a diversity of production systems and other key aspects of value chain of food creation. These field-level experiences explore the origin of food, the pathway to market and the decision-making process farmers and producers take to bring affordable, wholesome food to tables in the U.S. and around the world.
In 2015, Farm Journal Foundations platform, HungerU, recorded video diaries of several participants throughout their educational journey to capture critical thoughts and evolving perceptions as they learned. To view an example of these video dairies please click here to follow the experience of a group of future policymakers from the Harvard Kennedy School
The Farm Journal Foundation Policy Dialogue convenes global thought leaders with key policy influencers to facilitate discussion and critical thinking around the most important issues framing food and agriculture policy today. Click here to download three peer-reviewed briefings to start the global discussion about agriculture and food production.
- Human and Institutional Capacity Building:
Dr. Thomas Jayne, the Honorable Chance Kabaghe and Dr. Isaac Minde
"Enhancing U.S. Efforts to Develop Sustainable Agri-Food Systems in Africa"
- Trade Technical Assistance:
Mr. Ammad Bahalim and Dr. Joe Glauber
"Leveraging US Technical Assistance for Improved Development Outcomes"
- Agricultural Research:
Dr. Phil Pardey and Dr. Jason Beddow
"Revitalizing Agricultural Research and Development to Sustain US Competitiveness"
- Four Market and Policy Opportunities to Increase Agricultural Resilience:
Suzy Friedman, Colleen Willard, Stephanie Mercier