The Million Acre Challenge was announced as one of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) fiscal year 2020-2021 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Classic projects. The funding, which totals $710,000, will go toward providing financial and technical assistance to producers participating in the Million Acre Challenge to help...
This past year has seen tremendous growth for the Million Acre Challenge – from the Pasa Soil Health Benchmarking Study to our new website, we have built the team, tools, messaging, and relationships needed to activate the Chesapeake region toward regenerative agriculture.
Farming has always been a part of Stephen Kraszweski’s life. He grew up on a small cattle farm in upstate New York, so he didn’t have to travel far to attend Cornell University, where he studied “just a little bit of everything” related to agriculture and the environment.
Farmers and doctors might seem like very different professions, but to Nazirahk Amen, combining the two makes perfect sense. Born and raised in rural Louisiana, where his family grew produce and practiced animal husbandry on their land, Nazirahk began his professional career as an EMT and a medic in New...
Healthy soil grows better crops with fewer inputs. It can contribute to the profitability of your operation by helping you increase your income or reduce your costs.
A mere 2,000 feet from the Chester River on Arnold Farms, Bob Arnold gently pet his dog while gazing over an eggplant harvest. Since an early age, his love for the outdoors and comfort with the natural world has inspired his longtime commitment to farming.
Amanda Cather never planned to be a farmer. She thought she wanted to work inside, as a doctor, in an office environment. All that changed during college – especially once she learned about food insecurity.