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Sustainability initiative creates path for farm projects, positive impacts

Farmers for Sustainable Food and a diverse group of public and private partners supported the development of a first-of-its-kind framework for sustainability projects that helps farmers determine what conservation practices are most effective for their individual farms, and document the environmental and financial effects. The framework is being applied in a pilot project in southwestern Wisconsin.

Support grows for farmer-led watershed conservation groups

Farmers for Sustainable Foods continues to help grow a network of farmer-led watershed conservation groups. We closely support six of them in Wisconsin. They are expanding innovative farming practices that are proving, by science and data, to be reducing the risk to the environment.

Producer-Led Group Roadmap: A guide
to farmers and partners in conservation

Farmers for Sustainable Food, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and The Nature Conservancy collaborated to create a guide for farmers looking to form a conservation group.

Learn more by listening to the Dairy Stream podcast

The Dairy Stream podcast talks with Rachel Rushmann, Producer-led Program manager at Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; Steve Richter, director of agriculture strategies at The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin; and Lauren Brey, director of strategic partnerships and sustainability for Farmers for Sustainable Food, who together created the Producer-led Group Roadmap: Finding Success in Farmer-Led Watershed Organizations.

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