RODALE INSTITUTE AND MAD AGRICULTURE PARTNER TO TRANSITION FARMS IN AMERICA’S HEARTLAND

With the shared goal of assisting farmers who seek to transition to organic and regenerative organic farming methods, Rodale Institute and Mad Agriculture have joined forces to provide consulting services to farmers across the country.

By leveraging the holistic approach of Mad Agriculture in place-based farm planning and the expertise of Rodale Institute in organic consulting, U.S. farmers will now experience reduced barriers in transitioning farmland to organic and regenerative organic production.

Rodale Institute, a trusted leader in education, advocacy, and research in regenerative organic agriculture, will provide strategic farm consulting services to Mad Agriculture’s new and existing clients/farmer networks, predominantly in the Midwest and High Plains.

Mad Agriculture, a Colorado-based nonprofit that helps farmers thrive in regenerative organic agriculture, will provide farmer-clients with access to capital, markets, business planning support, and guidance on whole-farm decision-making.

“Rodale Institute is best-in-class when it comes to organic consulting, and our network of regional resource centers provide the scientific research that enables the Institute’s consultants to show up on land anywhere in the nation to help farmers to overcome their challenges,” said Jeff Tkach, Chief Impact Officer at Rodale Institute. “This partnership will help Rodale Institute and Mad Agriculture scale up direct farmer assistance programs and allow more farmers to embrace regenerative organic agriculture.”

“Mad Agriculture trusts the wisdom and intention of regenerative organic farmers to steward their lands with care and purpose. In bringing Rodale Institute’s experience and knowledge into community with these farmers, we offer partners an unparalleled capacity to regenerate the agricultural places that feed our nation – improving their farm business’ resilience along the way,” said Tanner Starbard, Director of Mad Lands at Mad Agriculture.

The goal of this partnership between Rodale Institute and Mad Agriculture is to extend the reach of regenerative technical support to farmers, a resource that will ultimately expedite the regenerative transition of farmland in the United States.

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