Climate and Working Lands
The climate is changing and MFU members are developing systems to remain resilient while contributing to climate action.
The Climate and Working Lands program is a program of the MFU Foundation focused on mitigation and adaptation across the landscape.
MFU chapters around the state are hosting Climate Conversations to discuss the challenges and opportunities in communities.
Climate-Smart Commodities Working Group
The Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Minnesota Working Group coordinates efforts and shares information on the projects funded in Minnesota through the USDA climate-smart grant program.
MFU Foundation is a partner on the Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) pilot, which will pay farmers $100 per acre for the public value of the environmental benefits their conservation practices provide.
Co-ops for Climate
The pilot grant program, Cooperatives for Climate, will empower farmer-led cooperatives to build capacity for organizing business that leads climate action.
Climate resilience on the farm
MFU members are addressing the climate crisis with innovative approaches to farming and land management.
Learn about what Minnesota Farmers Union is working on in the climate and working lands policy areas.
FARMERS' GUIDE TO CARBON MARKET CONTRACTS
Created in partnership with Farmers' Legal Action Group and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, this helpful guide talks about what to look for in carbon market contracts.
FARMERS' GUIDE TO SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY IN MINNESOTA
Created in partnership with Farmers' Legal Action Group, this guide helps farmers understand legal issues related to wind and solar energy.
ENERGY SAVINGS FOR YOUR FARM OR HOMESTEAD
This series of videos offers practical insights into energy savings, weatherization and renewable energy. Created in partnership with the Citizens Utility Board and University of Minnesota Clean Energy Research Teams.
Climate Change and Agriculture in Minnesota
Science-based information from Minnesota that serves as the pillars of our work.
Interested in getting involved or learning more about this work? Connect with Ariel Kagan or Lisa Holm.
This work is supported by the McKnight Foundation, the Morgan Family Foundation and the Minnesota Farmers Union Foundation.