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Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

The Agricultural Innovation Alliance advocates on behalf of food producers as well as equipment and service providers operating in controlled environment agriculture for explicit recognition in U.S. agriculture, food and farm policy.

Confronting 21st century problems of urbanization, population growth, food and energy security, we are establishing a platform through which innovative agricultural stakeholders can affect federal policy to support sustainable food solutions in local communities, ease the barriers to entry for entrepreneurs, and create new opportunities for research and development grants.

The Agricultural Innovation Alliance aims to channel federal policy change down to the state and local level, thereby encouraging and re-defining the real food revolution. We support enhancing opportunities for innovative farmers.

Our Principles

Every American should have the opportunity to    consume healthy food that is locally produced.

Public policy should encourage technology to grow     food in close proximity to the ultimate consumer.

Developing increased capacity for and adoption of agricultural innovation will require action and investment by both private and public sectors.

Goals

Enhance access to loans for aspiring farmers.

Advocate for changes in federal policy to support urban agriculture.

Encourage commercial building and property owners to realize opportunities for innovative agriculture.  

Support job growth and economic development by inspiring a new generation of farmers.

Communicate the challenges confronting agricultural innovators to policymakers.

Create healthier communities with more access to fresh, local foods.

Reduce energy and water in the production of food.