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Resilient Agriculture West

Old Homestead Alpacas

In 2022, Elaine; owner of Old Homestead Alpacas in Walla Walla; applied for a Pacific Northwest Brighter Future Fund award through the American Farmland Trust. For Elaine, wind is a significant challenge to the flower subscription that she offers from the flowers she grows. Learn more on how she has gained financial support through AFT’s Brighter Future Fund.

Three Dogs Seed Farm

In Northern Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Dani Fegan of Three Dogs Seed Farm is saving culturally important and climate-adapted seeds of foods, plants, and medicines for her community’s food sovereignty and security. Learn how AFT’s Brighter Future Fund farm grant helped assist financially.

Bodega Bay Ranch

California Ranch at Bodega is using prescribed fires and grazing as ways to mitigate uncontrolled fires more effectively, cheaply, and in the case of grazing, create an economic benefit. Learn more and how AFT’s Brighter Fund farm grant assisted in a water system to safely handle these prescribed burns.

Sweet Jones Farm

Meet Quincy with Sweet Jones Farm LLC, a family owned and operated, mixed produce Louisiana farm. They sell directly to consumers through a community supported agriculture, or CSA, service. Learn more on how AFT’s Brighter Future Fund farm grant program helped this farmer.

Solar Leasing: A Guide for the Pacific Northwest

Read American Farmland Trust’s guidebook that provides agricultural landowners with the tools and skills to make informed decisions on solar leasing, and to better anticipate production losses and avoid costly legal conflicts.

Regenerate Virginia

Regenerate Virginia outlines an action plan to tackle the issues of farmland loss and land access head-on. Proposing a suite of initiatives that would protect hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable agricultural acres over the next two decades, the plan aims to secure the foundation of farming—land—in the Commonwealth.