Achieving Conservation Through Targeted Information, Outreach and Networking (ACTION) Program

The ACTION Program is developing innovative research that increases farmer and landowner adoption of conservation practices.

Scientific Program Contact

Dr. Kathleen Boomer
kboomer@foundatoinfar.org

Development Contact

Catherine Maxwell
cmaxwell@foundationfar.org

Applications Due August 31, 2022

About the ACTION Program

Despite the potential benefits of in-field, edge-of-field, and edge-of-stream conservation practices to soil and watershed health, implementation occurs on less than 10 percent of all US croplands. The reasons for the low adoption rates remain unclear.

Coordinated efforts that engage farmers from the beginning help researchers understand farmers’ specific needs and develop interventions that specifically target those needs. Additionally, novel engagement approaches like financial and crop insurance incentives could encourage landowners to adopt conservation practices.

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Walton Family Foundation launched the Achieving Conservation through Targeting Information, Outreach and Networking (ACTION) program to develop innovative research that increases farmer and landowner adoption of conservation practices. The program includes an innovative collaboration with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation which can provide additional support for practice implementation costs associated with opportunities developed through awarded projects.

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