Increasing the resiliency and profitability of dairy supply chain operations while reducing their environmental footprint
AFT is working with partners including Sustainable Environmental Consultants, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Together, our partnership hopes to better understand the impact that combinations of conservation practices within farm management systems has on overall soil health, water quality, greenhouse emissions, and farm profitability. We hope that this understanding will increase farmer productivity and profitability, improve resiliency to climate change, and provide environmental benefits.
Focusing on western Ohio—Mercer, Paulding, Van Wert, Allen, Auglaize, Logan, and Hardin counties—and the entirety of western Kansas, AFT will conduct one-on-one farmer engagement, benchmarking of farm practices, development of continuous improvement plans, and implementation of improved soil health management practices. A feed-shed analysis will be conducted to identify where priority farmers are located in the project area.