• Our Crops
    Yield, Vigor and Flavor
    are determined by
    soil vitality.

    Our Crops

    Soil is a biological system, and addressing limiting factors in air, water, carbon, minerals and biology systemically empowers crops.

  • Our Health
    Is affected by the quality
    of the food we put in
    our bodies.

    Our Health

    Nutritive levels in crops have been dropping for decades. Degenerative diseases are becoming epidemic. Understand quality and find the best for your family.

  • Quality of Food
    Can be understood
    and identified.

    Quality of Food

    Our work is in helping to increase Bionutrient levels in the food supply. Join us in identifying what quality is available where in your area.


Fresh From the Field

Upcoming workshops in Michigan

Dan Kittredge will be offering two companion workshops coming up at the end of February/beginning of March, both at Cross W Ranch in Howell, MI. Our signature two-day workshop, Principles of Biological Systems, geared toward growers and gardeners alike, provides an in-depth look at the principles and practices of biological farming, focusing on strategies to increase the health of your soil and crops for greater yields, healthier produce and better marketability. This weekend workshop (March 2-3) pairs well with an evening talk the Thursday prior (Feb 28), Unlocking Healing with Real Food. In this two hour presentation, Dan will connect the dots between human health and the way our food is grown, and how soil health, crop health, human health, and planetary health are all intricately interconnected. The evening talk is free to registrants for the weekend workshop.

2018 Soil & Nutrition Conference video now online

We are excited to share the first videos from the 8th annual Soil & Nutrition Conference! Over the coming months, we will be rolling out video from the 8th annual Soil & Nutrition Conference as quickly as we can edit and refine the raw files, with the hope that we post at least one per week. And first up is the ever-knowledgeable John Kempf. We invite you to enjoy the first half of John’s pre-conference session: The Principles & Science of Developing Regenerative Agricultural Ecosystems

If you were unable to attend this year, we want to give you a chance to experience the vibrant energy and insights felt by all who were there. And for those of you that were in attendance, here’s a chance to dive deeper into your notes and revisit all of those key points that tickled your brain! Please, share, comment and like if you can - and check back regularly for more SNC2018 videos! Visit the Conference Archives

Thank you to all for an amazing SNC2018!

A heartfelt thank you to the speakers, participants, sponsors, and all who made the 2018 Soil & Nutrition Conference such an amazing experience.  It was truly inspiring to share time and explore critical questions of soil health, human health and planetary health with others so engaged with these vital issues of our time. And of course, it is always wonderful to be with friends old and new, and share in the camaraderie, passion and excitement about the new paradigm we are building together, and where it is headed. Every year the movement around food quality grows, and the Conference with it. We expect SNC2019 to be our best yet, and hope to see you there!

The first annual GOAT Conference

The BFA has helped create, plan, and sponsor a new initiative to connect those building out open technologies for agriculture. Starting last fall, we brought together a core organizing team to create what is now called GOAT (Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology). Our inaugural conference (actually, an "unconference" ) was held May 7 – May 9th, 2018, at Omega Institute. It was a fantastic experience! Nearly 60 people attended, from all over the world... Learn more

A Tool for Testing Nutrient Quality

We are very excited to announce that the first prototype of the Bionutrient Meter is now in production! A handheld device that anyone can use to flash a light at food and discern levels of nutrient density, or a farmer can use in the field to determine relative crop quality. Many have heard us talk about what it could mean for our food supply, for our farms, as well as human and planetary health if such a tool were to exist. Now, we are no longer just talking about it. After an initial round of testing and tweaking, second generation prototypes will be available later this fall for lab and research partners to use in the calibration process, to identify the spectrum of variation in quality and begin building the correlative database necessary to make it a reality.  Learn more