| You have the power to help save our farms and farmland. Support Utah farmers and farmers markets by taking these simple actions:
ranchland at risk in utah
Low-density development has more than 3 million acres of the state's best ranchland in peril, according to a study by American Farmland Trust. These ranchlands represent natural resources that could completely disappear by 2020, greatly impacting the ecological, economic and cultural fabric of local communities. more
guide helps farmers and ranchers combat agricultural land loss
American Farmland Trust and Coleman Natural Foods have produced the Rocky Mountain Agricultural Landowners Guide to Conservation and Sustainability [PDF] to provide Utah farmers and ranchers with information about the variety of options available to help them conserve their land and improve its productivity. more
promoting sound farming practices: helping farmers address today's clean water challenges
In collaborating with farmers, environmentalists, and policy makers, our Agriculture and Environment program protects water quality and reduces climate change while improving the economic viability of farming.
- Take action to support the BMP Challenge and help farmers decrease nitrogen applications and reduce fertilizer contamination of local watersheds.
- Send an AFT eCard and inspire family and friends to protect the environment.
keeping farmers on the land: improving access for family farmers to land and markets
American Farmland Trust (AFT) is working with farmers, planners and policy makers to ensure a regionally diverse structure for agriculture and more favorable economic conditions to keep farmers and ranchers on the land. Since most land use decisions are local, we work to create farm-friendly communities, demonstrate model approaches, educate partners and enact policies at all levels of government to support family farmers and keep land available and affordable for farming.
Senior Policy and Program Advisor
To learn more about agriculture in your state, visit the Utah state profile page at the Farmland Information Center.