Forestville Central School District
Topic: Farm Viability
Forestville, New York, students eat local foods at school—including local farm-raised meat.
A school’s participation in FINYS gave students access to local apple, cooking demos, and recipes.
Bari Zieger received an AFT microgrant that helped cover the closing costs on her farmland.
New York farmer Kama Doucoure used a microgrant from AFT to hire a consultant to consult on his business expansion plans.
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 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.
The Sustainable Grazing Project is AFT’s work promoting the adoption of regenerative farming practices that enhance soil health, sequester carbon, and increase productivity on farms and operations in Virginia.
With the help of AFT’s Hudson Valley Farmland Finder, Eugene got his vision off the ground and found farmers to revitalize the farmland he purchased.
The Genesee River Demonstration Farms Network is AFT’s partnership to highlight the impacts of practical and innovative conservation practices on farm viability, water quality, and other natural resources – demonstrated on real working farms.
AFT assists farmers in stewarding their land and protecting drinking water in two targeted New York watersheds.