In honor of Bo Halley, we have created the Bo Halley Research and Innovation Grant, which provides funding to farmers transitioning from industrial animal agriculture to growing plants.
The purpose of this grant is to catalyze farm transitions, produce case studies that
enable future Transfarmation farmers to access capital, and support legislative efforts to encourage farm transitions.
Our research and innovation grants enable our team to collect data from farm transitions, document the outcomes, and provide key lessons learned to accelerate future farm transitions. We feature the resources created by our technical consultants and the lessons learned through our grants on our Farmer Toolkit website to further increase the long-term efficacy of our program.
In collaboration with Miyoko’s Creamery and Animal Outlook, we built the Farmer Toolkit. It provides a variety of relevant content, such as funding sources for farmers, crop information, and regional resources. Through this collaboration, we will share resources created, information gathered, and farmer outcomes documented to better track the farm-transition movement and reduce barriers to transitioning for future farmers.
Shipping It Out: Cultivating Mushrooms in a Retrofitted Shipping Container
Former poultry farmer Craig Watts purchased and retrofitted a shipping container inside a chicken house to grow specialty mushrooms. Learn more about his transition here.
Transfarmation to Sustainable Foods
This farmer purchased a greenhouse and supplies to grow mushrooms and plans to convert existing poultry barns to greenhouses for greens, strawberries, and seasonal vegetables.
Khmer Mushroom Farm
Former poultry farmers purchased a refrigerated shipping container to retrofit for a mushroom-growing operation to complement their existing small-scale vegetable garden. Learn more about Tom and Sokchea Lim’s transition here.
Repurposing Pasture for Donkey Rescue
This farm purchased fencing and penning materials to turn its cattle pasture into a space for socializing rescued donkeys. Learn more about the Halley farm transition here.
Growing Change for the Future
A former dairy farm is converting its feedlot into a greenhouse with raised beds and hydroponic growing systems.
Better Way Quality Organic Mushroom Farm
This farm is converting an auxiliary farm building into a mushroom farm to launch its transition out of hog farming.
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