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.
Conversations about Climate & Agriculture
MFU wants to hear from you about recent climate policies, programs and investments. What concerns do you have that policymakers and business leaders should know? Join a conversation near you.
Minnesota Working Group for Climate-Smart Commodities
The Minnesota Working Group for Climate-Smart Commodities coordinates efforts and shares information on the projects funded in Minnesota through the USDA climate-smart grant program.
Virginia Tech Alliance to Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture
MFU Foundation is a partner on the Virginia Tech Alliance to Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture 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.