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soil, health and vitality

What exactly is "biological management" and "regenerative" agriculture?

Humans aren't the only organisms that benefit from work-life balance — the biochemical work performed by a diversity of organisms in a healthy soil ecosystem pays it forward, breathing "life" into soils, vegetation, and delicious and nutritious farm-fresh produce that we can all enjoy. At the center of this balancing act is an integrated network of native fungi, bacteria and invertebrates — resilient when nurtured, but fragile in the face of destructive farming practices and extreme climate fluctuation. Biological management supports these networks through the combined use of water and nutrient management, maximized plant diversity, and soil building practices — all consistent with organic farming (some would call it "regenerative organic").

Support BFA's work for healthier soils, crops and YOU!

For the quick overview, take a look at our 'one-pager' - a brief outline of who we are and what we do.

We educate farmers and gardeners

The Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) was granted non-profit status in 2012 and is rapidly expanding to become a national organization. Since 2010, nearly 3,000 farmers and gardeners have participated in our programs to learn the principles of biological farming — motivated by the desire to improve their soil health, ecosystem health and crop quality.

 

Help us add the capacity to teach thousands, rather than 100's of farmers annually.

We support biological farming adoption

"Industrial ag" suppliers don't serve farmers adopting biological management. BFA is working to support these farmers through the creation of regional Mineral Depots, which offer soil amendment minerals and other key resources at lower costs. We offer free consultations to BFA members, providing one-on-one support to producers as they begin these new practices.

 

Help us expand Mineral Depots and offer one-­on-­one consultation to support farmers as they climb the biological learning curve!

We are building the food quality movement

On November 29, 2017, BFA will hold our Seventh Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference - a vital nexus for producers, researchers, nutritionists and food system advocates to network and learn methods to improve food quality while restoring ecosystem health. The BFA team hosted a diverse, knowledgeable and highly skilled group of presenters comprising a program featuring eight distinct themes, from intermediate to advanced biological farming practices for soil building and crop quality to implications, impacts and solutions of food quality on human health. Click here to learn more.

 

Support our work with food system partners to advocate for food quality.

We work to advance regenerative farming research

BFA is initiating collaborative research to address critical gaps in regenerative agriculture research. Only 2% of USDA research grants1 are focused on approaches like biological management that can build ecosystem health, eliminate agricultural pollution and help reverse climate change. In partnership with our BFA Scientific Advisory Panel, we are working to get biological farming on the research funding agenda!

 

Support our research to quantify the benefits of biological farming.

2017 Year-End Goal: $450,000 to support these critical initiatives

We've laid it out here...  BFA has "shovel ready" projects critical to advance our mission. With $450,000 in additional funding we can significantly advance all of these initiatives moving into 2018 — reaching a larger audience and supporting important research to better serve biological farmers (and the policymakers who should support them). As more farmers embrace regenerative approaches that help heal the earth and better nourish eaters, they need our support and yours.

BFA welcomes your donation in any amount!



1 Marcia S. DeLonge, Albie Miles, Liz Carlisle, Investing in the transition to sustainable agriculture, Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 55, Part 1, January 2016, Pages 266­273, ISSN 1462­9011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.09.013.