Your Contribution Today Impacts Food & Agriculture Research for Decades


We champion bold science to solve big challenges.

We build public-private partnerships to fund audacious research addressing significant food and agriculture challenges.

By partnering with us, we can pioneer scientific advances that ensure everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food grown on thriving farms. Let’s advance the future of food and agriculture together.

McDonald’s is a proud partner of FFAR. Together, we are working to uncover new technologies in animal health and welfare, antimicrobial stewardship and sustainable agriculture. Our partnership with FFAR is enabling McDonald’s to accelerate innovation by supporting new agricultural technologies, adopting global best practices and bringing to life new solutions. Marion Gross
SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, McDonald’s North America

We champion bold science to solve big challenges.

We build public-private partnerships to fund audacious research addressing significant food and agriculture challenges.

By partnering with us, we can pioneer scientific advances that ensure everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food grown on thriving farms. Let’s advance the future of food and agriculture together.

McDonald’s is a proud partner of FFAR. Together, we are working to uncover new technologies in animal health and welfare, antimicrobial stewardship and sustainable agriculture. Our partnership with FFAR is enabling McDonald’s to accelerate innovation by supporting new agricultural technologies, adopting global best practices and bringing to life new solutions. Marion Gross
SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, McDonald’s North America

3 Reasons to Partner with FFAR

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Our Funding Model Multiples Research Investments

By partnering with us, you join us in tackling today’s biggest food and agriculture challenges.

Our agile funding model facilitates the unique partnerships necessary to advance food and agriculture research. This model leverages federal funding, allocated through the Farm Bill, by building public-private partnerships that match every federal dollar with at least $1 from a non-federal source. Ultimately, our model multiplies your investment by leveraging government resources.

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The Strength of Public-Private Partnerships

Our public-private partnerships leverage federal funding by matching every federally allocated dollar with at least $1 from a non-federal source. FFAR not only pioneers actionable science, but also more than doubles Congress’ investment.

These partnerships convene experts from the academic, public, private and non-governmental sectors to initiate discoveries that solve major food and agriculture challenges. Our unique connections to the public sector further advance research on sustainable, affordable and nutritious food, grown in ways that support the environment and farmers.

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Our Research Gets Results

Our research focuses on imminent challenges where science provides critical knowledge to develop a solution previously deemed impossible. It is vital that our research is available to the public, so these breakthroughs can be implemented widely and swiftly.

  • $252M funding allocated
  • 400+ funding partners
  • 1:1.4 ratio of FFAR funding to matching funds

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Ways to Partner with FFAR

We offer several ways for individuals, nonprofits, foundations and the private sector to partner with us, including co-investing in research, sponsoring events and becoming a contributor.
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FFAR’s collaborative approach to accelerate the development of breakthrough technologies aligns with Benson Hill’s mission to empower innovators and leverage the untapped natural genetic diversity of plants. Forging unlikely partnerships between various industry leaders and public institutions is exactly the type congruence required to address the grand challenges facing agriculture. Mohammed Oufattole
VP of Research and Development, Benson Hill

FFAR Contributors

Join the growing number of private sector companies, public sector institutions, foundations, philanthropists and individuals pioneering the next frontier of agriculture innovation.

Our GuideStar Rating

We received the 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. The 2020 Gold Seal recognizes our commitment to transparency, scientific rigor and collaboration. We are dedicated to providing in-depth information on our financials and impact to our donors.

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