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Funding fact sheet: FFAR award $474,550 in grants

October 23, 2023  By Drainage Contractor

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced three grants totaling $474,550 as part of the Achieving Conservation through Targeting Information, Outreach and Networking (ACTION) program. ACTION supports projects exploring how to increase landowner willingness to adopt conservation practices that provide a range of ecosystem benefits. The Walton Family Foundation provided matching funds to the ACTION program.

Thomas Isenhart (ISU), Jenny Seifert (UW) and Robyn Wilson (OSU) were recipients of the FFAR grants, which focus on conservation practices, edge-of-field practices and agricultural water management.

“Working with farmers to understand their concerns related to agricultural water management is critical to building willingness and capacity to install the right practice in the optimal location,” said Dr. Kathleen Boomer, FFAR scientific program director for Sustainable Water Management, in a statement. “Feedback will also inform how or where additional research can reduce real or perceived risks.”


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