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Our Farm Transition Program
Offers animal producers the revolutionary opportunity to explore new avenues in the agricultural industry by transitioning from an animal-based model to a sustainable and exciting plant-based alternative. By participating, producers have the unique opportunity to revolutionize agriculture for an equitable, sustainable tomorrow.
System of Animal Agriculture
The system of animal agriculture has disproportionately contributed to adverse effects on farmers, animals and the environment. This system has exploited producers and left many farmers ensnared in a cycle that prohibits proper compensation for their labor, decreases soil health and productivity, and has a multitude of adverse environmental impacts.
Farms are Struggling
Farms and farmers alike face the very real threat of being forced to permanently shut down their operations due to unfair pricing and pressures from large animal farming operations. For instance, the number of licensed dairy operations in the U.S. has dropped by a staggering 2,500 just this year, and overall,the number of dairy farms in the U.S. has decreased by 55% in the last 15 years.
The Demand For Plant-Based Foods
However, there’s a silver lining: the skyrocketing demand for plant-based foods according to The Good Food Institute and the Plant Based Foods Association, the plant-based market in the U.S. is valued at upwards of $7 billion and is growing twice as fast as overall food sales. This plant-based future is a win-win-win for animals, farmers and the environment, providing farmers with a viable - and sustainable - alternative to farming animals for food.
We Are Here To Help
In addition to helping farmers transition away from farming animals, our program is also designed to help farmers transition away from producing grain for concentrated animal feeding operations to producing grain for consumer products by empowering and equipping farmers with the resources and tools required for a successful transition. Our program supports farmers in areas including business planning, enterprise budgeting and analysis, branding and marketing, hands-on technical assistance from agronomists, and specific financing options.