Entries by RAF

RAF Support Leads to USDA Funding

The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation awarded a handful of small organizations a $12,000 grant each in 2022 to support them in putting together a grant application for USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding. Four of those organizations were successful and will receive up to $48 million in USDA funds! The grant funding is now being distributed […]

Round Two of Farm Bill Rapid Response Funding Launched

RAF is excited to again support organizations in their work to build on or expand grassroots organizing and policy development efforts underway to shape the 2023 Farm bill. Housed at the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation (RAF) and managed by members of an advisory committee including National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), HEAL Food Alliance, Rural Coalition, and […]

Rally for Resilience in DC

RAF Associate Director Ahna Kruzic traveled to Washington DC in early March to join hundreds of farmers and ranchers from across the United States to advocate for more resiliency in our food system. As climate change induces more severe weather events like floods and droughts, farms that can withstand these shocks will be more important […]

RAF Urges Senator to Consider Land Access Challenges in the Next Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Tina Smith hosted a kitchen table discussion / listening session with Minnesota Black, Indigenous, and Farmers of Color on April 5 at The Good Acre, a local nonprofit that supports sustainable food production.  The topic was the upcoming farm bill, in particular access to land, capital, and resources. Farming is a capital-intensive business […]

Rapid Response Fund for Farm Bill Advocacy Efforts

The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation has launched a peer-led farm bill rapid response fund focused on supporting grassroots farm bill advocacy efforts. With support from the Waverley Street Foundation and in partnership with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and RAFI-USA, we launched a peer-led farm bill rapid response fund focused on supporting grassroots farm bill […]

Regenerative Agriculture Alliance

For years, RAA founding board president Reginaldo Haslett Marroquin has watched regenerative agriculture practitioners experiment with techniques that were widely used on his Native landscape, the highlands of Western Guatemala. Regi recognized that while not called regenerative agriculture, indigenous cultures across the world had developed techniques that advance regenerative agriculture goals such as building soil, […]


Fibershed exemplifies a group of people taking an aspirational vision for the future and doing the hard work to turn it into a reality. Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess developed a personal challenge for herself, to create a personal wardrobe that used dyes, fibers, and labor from within 150 miles. From that personal commitment emerged an […]

Native American Fiber Program

Indigenous people throughout the North American continent have cultivated, created, and propagated numerous fibers for a wide variety of practical uses long before the arrival of European settlers. From clothing, basketry, netting, and building materials, the fiber innovations and knowledge that maintained Indigenous existence often included cultivation, propagation, generational skill and knowledge bases, and an […]

Executive Director Announcement

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Muller as the new Executive Director of the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation, effective March 15, 2020. Mark will succeed RAF Founder Kevin Boyer who will remain with the foundation as Program Director. Mark brings tremendous skills to RAF at a pivotal moment for […]