Current Opportunities

Farmer Network Evaluation Research Proposal

National Wildlife Federation is seeking research proposals to better understand what successful farmer network-led conservation looks like in action. We have a modest amount of funding ($20,000) to partner with a researcher to investigate farmer networks and their impacts, and to establish metrics that would be helpful in evaluating ongoing conservation efforts. This would be a great opportunity for graduate-student led research or to build on an existing research project.

This research effort will help inform NWFs conservation outreach efforts, including the Conservation Champions and Grow More programs, though the focus of this research project does not need to be an NWF-sponsored effort. Our current program efforts are primarily focused on the U.S. Midwest, though we welcome proposals from other geographies across the U.S. as well.

Please see the RFP below for more information about this opportunity and instructions on how to apply.

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Cover Crop Roadmap

Cover Crops Roadmap

Cover Crop and Water Utilities

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Cover Crops on Leased Land

Public Lands: Improving Environmental Performance on Agricultural Leases

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How to Successfully Implement Cover Crop Requirements in Public Leases

Grow More Program Resources

Down Stream Videos