Farmers choose to use climate-smart agricultural practices for a variety of reasons including enhancing soil health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate change, and improving profitability at market. Learn more about the early adopters who are leading the charge for a more sustainable farming system.

MEet the rudd Family

The Rudd Family are first generation farmers in Virginia. The Rudds were one of the first farmers to sign on for the Southern Piedmont Climate-Smart Project, and have been very enthusiastic about participating. Learn how their growing family, and addressing food access issues in their local community contribute to their “Why” in this video.