Grantee Spotlight: Mad Agriculture

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.

Our mission is to help farmers and ranchers thrive ecologically and economically. We work on-the-ground with producers to create CFPs (Carbon Farm Plans). We don’t shy away from dreaming big about the ecological, social and economic potential of carbon farming. We are healing landscapes that have been mismanaged and need love, care and stewardship.

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.

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Mad Agriculture works with farmers to develop Carbon Farming Plans, which build soil health, sequester greenhouse gases, and increase farm productivity

Mad Agriculture works with farmers to develop Carbon Farming Plans, which build soil health, sequester greenhouse gases, and increase farm productivity