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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.

Grafton Solar

Agrivoltaic solar project in Grafton, MA in partnership with AES and Bluewave provides a living laboratory to help understand how solar energy and agriculture can co-exist productively on the same land.  

Kentucky Commercial Rye Cover Crop Initiative

The Kentucky Commercial Rye Cover Crop Initiative is AFT’s effort to bring rye back to Kentucky as a commercial cover crop, build farmer and stakeholder excitement and awareness to the benefits of cover crops in general, engage end-user business interest and support, and improve regional soil and water quality and land conservation.

Planning for Agriculture

Planning is a public process to envision the future and help us prepare for future needs. This page highlights AFT’s leadership to advance Planning for Agriculture and provides valuable resources to support public policies to promote resilient food and farming systems.