Mad Agriculture

A nonprofit organization

$6,317 raised by 28 donors

13% complete

$50,000 Goal

Mad Agriculture is a Boulder-based nonprofit working to catalyze the regenerative revolution in agriculture. We work from heart to head, poetry to science, financing to markets, and soil to shelf. We meet farmers where they’re at in their journey as they transition to regenerative agricultural models. Our four branches ensure that our farmer partners have the financial (Mad Capital), strategic (Mad Lands), connective (Mad Markets), and communal (Mad Revolution) support they need to thrive. Mad Agriculture works closely with the land and stewards at the heart of the regenerative revolution to build strategies and opportunities for farm businesses, to understand impact and to advance the capacity of regenerative agriculture to feed people while restoring ecosystems.


"What are you guys doing out here? We don't hear the words 'mad' and radical' out here on the prairie, but we love it."
- M.F. in MN

"Mad Ag has given me words to describe 30 years of frustration."
- M.C. in IA


Mad Agriculture is on a mission to create a regenerative revolution in agriculture.

The health of the land, sea and people is one and indivisible. As we do to one, we do to ourselves. Our vision is to reimagine and restore our relationship with Earth so that people, land and sea can thrive together forever.

Background Statement

Mad Ag is inspired by the Mad Farmer poems of Wendell Berry, which call us to rework society and agriculture with love, community and lots of radicalism. In Wendell's words, 'I am done with apologies. If contrariness is my inheritance and destiny, so be it. If it is my mission to go in at exits and come out at entrances, so be it.' The world that we are striving to create is so vastly different than the world that is, that nearly everything that we do bears certain madness.

We are helping to create a cultural revolution at the global scale that liberates us into a more vibrant and collective belonging on Earth, where humanity and the Earth system live in a deeper reciprocity and equity. This revolution must be founded on the virtues of good and true economy that discovers a new harmony between human and ecological well-being.The long arch of history bends toward justice and beauty. We want to be part of that history, creating a world that our descendants will be proud and thankful for.

Organization Data


Organization name

Mad Agriculture

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Organization Size

Large Organization



Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US