1. THE FOOD MOVEMENT: Small farms are essential to the healthy food movement. They are better equipped to regenerate and sustain healthy crop and ranch lands, strengthen ecosystems, utilize the energy of green waste and reverse climate change than any other group of people in the world.

  2. EMPLOYMENT: Small farms employ many people. Farm labor works with the farmers on the land, not for the CEO at headquarters. Almost all small farms are family owned and operated. When a farm family’s future depends upon the productivity of the land, they take care of the people they depend on to sustain it.

  3. ECOLOGICAL STEWARDSHIP: You can’t replace the small-scale farmers and the farm lands they manage with large-scale farming operations or fallow land and retain the same standard of ecological stewardship. Local delivery emits less greenhouse gases than remote delivery, and local food systems are MUCH better for the environment than the global food system.

  4. EDUCATION: Interested youth, college students and graduates in agriculture majors and entrepreneurial farm workers need the work experience and mentorships that small-scale farmers provide.

  5. ECONOMY & SECURITY: Small farms contribute greatly to a region’s food security and economic development, as well as the well-being of the people. You literally can’t have food security without working small farms.

 

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Lizards-200The Wild Farmlands Foundation is committed to building relationships between small wilderness farmers and their local communities.  We are actively looking for foundations, businesses, individuals, youth groups, schools, clubs and other organizations that want to partner with us to build a strong community of support for small wild farmlands.

Farmer aFFILIATES

chuy-250Small farms have the heritage, the knowledge, the heart and the opportunity to optimize and extend the delivery of premium quality produce to local communities while protecting and sustaining irreplaceable ecosystems for future generations. All Wild Farmlands farmer and advisor affiliates have agreed to formally associate themselves with the Foundation, our mission and vision.

BEST IN CLASS

CSS Logo 250x146The challenge of implementing innovations for the small sustainable farmer is not a lack of opportunity, but rather a lack of time and resources. Which innovations or practices will actually work under the specific conditions of each farm? The Wild Farmlands Best In Class program accelerates our affiliate farmers' access to proven beneficial sustainable and natural agricultural innovations and practices. 

     

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