The New Belgium Family Foundation is excited to support the work of Mad Agriculture with a three-year general operating grant. Mad Agriculture works with farmers in Boulder County and throughout the Great Plains of Colorado to help them adopt farming practices that will build soil health and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Practices that build soil health include low/no-tillage, cover cropping, compost application, and planting perennials or legumes. Mad Agriculture works directly with farmers to develop customized Carbon Farm Plans.
As part of the Carbon Farm Planning process, Mad Agriculture is also exploring ways in which farmers can monetize the carbon that is built up and stored in the soil by selling Carbon Removal Credits in the emergent Nori marketplace.
In addition, Mad Agriculture hosts community forums, workshops, and events to build support and awareness around regenerative agriculture and other issues that effect the food system.