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Belinda and her husband David farm with their nephew in central Maryland, just a little over 50 miles north of D.C. They are 100% no-till farmers growing Soybeans, Corn, Wheat and hay. They have received the Regional Award of Conservation Legacy and are Mid-Atlantic Master Farmers. Their operation leads the charge for innovation and conservation in teh Chesepeake Bay watershed. Belinda is active on social media advocating for agriculture.
Cory Atkins is a first generation farmer on the Delmarva Peninsula utilizing no-till and cover crop techniques on his grain and vegetable operation. Cory utilizes these practices to support his focus on soil health, efficiency and conservation. In honor of Cory's successes in this area, he was the recipient of the American Soybean Association's 2016 Conservation Legacy Award for the Northeast region. In addition to farming and operating Atkins Agri-Seed, Cory currently holds leadership positions as a United Soybean Board Director, President of the Delaware Soybean Board and member of numerous committees.
Seth More Dee River Ranch in Aliceville, Alabama. We are a family owned and operated farm. We currently have a thousand head of beef cattle and 4000 acres of row crops. We are irrigating 80% of our row crops and practice no till and minimum till with cover crops.
Fifth generation north-central Illinois. Highly productive flat and black soybean-corn rotation. Experimenting with cover crop programs. Developed Angus cattle herd growing up with 4-H and FFA. I operate an insurance and income-tax business and also have banking and seed sales background. I really enjoy doing on-farm research and being involved with the commodity organizations.
We farm in central Kentucky growing soybeans, corn, wheat, and burley tobacco. We are currently growing cover crops on about half of our acres consisting of wheat and / or rye. We also have a cow calf operation as well as a backgrounding operation.
Climate Smart Grant: The GEVO Climate-Smart Farm-to-Flight Program
To lessen dependency on fossil-based fuels through the promotion of sustainable aviation fuel, this project will incentivize low carbon-intensity corn production.
Climate Smart Grant: The Grass is Greener on the Other Side: Developing Climate-Smart Beef & Bison Commodities
Using 68,000 soil tests and 150,000 acres of regenerative seedings, this project will promote and incentivize climate-smart beef and bison grazing on 3.4 million acres.
Climate Smart Grant: Low Carbon Beef USDA Pilot Program: A fully Integrated Lifecycle Approach to Reduce GHG Emissions from Beef Cattle at Commercial Scale This project focuses on developing a lifecycle analysis for commercial scale production of low-carbon beef.
Climate Smart Grant: National Pork Board's Advancing U.S. Pork Sustainability and Market Value Proposal
With the goal to increase sustainability of US pork, this project focuses on the feed supply, utilizing cover crops, livestock integration, and manure management.
Climate Smart Grant: Cover Crop Seed Production Grown with Climate Smart Wheat
This project expands cover crop seed production regions and couples the production with what is typically a wheat fallow system to improve soil health, increase and diversify revenue and help meet the growing demand for high quality cover crop seed.
Climate Smart Grant: An integrated Approach to Scaling-Up Climate Smart Practices for Crop, Livestock, and Agroforestry Production
Climate Smart Grant: Climate Smart Specialty Grains and Oilseeds: Covering America Coast to Coast
To meet the growing need for cover crop seeds, this project will help implement soil health protocols on 240,000 acres of rye, oats, flax, buckwheat, and winter camelina - including use of biochar treatments on 15% of enrolled acres.
Climate Smart Grant: Strengthening Grass Roots Leadership and Capacity to Scale Climate-Smart Production Systems & Facilitate Underserved Producers' Access to Markets
Climate Smart Grant: The Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovative Finance Initiative
This project will use innovative finance mechanisms to accelerate climate-smart practice uptake by farmers, leveraging private sector demand to strengthen markets for climate-smart commodities.
Climate Smart Grant: A multi-Faceted Approach to Incentivizing Woody Perennial Growers to Establish Cover Crops in Orchards in Four Diverse Regions of the U.S.
Climate Smart Grant: Climate SMART (Scaling Mechanisms for Agriculture's Regenerative Transformation)
Enhanced by grant funding through USDA's Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities - Further extends Truterra's conservation delivery system to support farmers' transitions to climate-smart and regenerative agriculture practices at scale.
Climate Smart Grant: Improving Access to Grazing Resources for Native American Farmers and Ranchers
This grant focuses on Tribal beef producers in Florida, Montana and Oklahoma, supporting implementation of climate-smart cattle grazing practices. Our goal is to deliver climate benefits and accelerate farmers' and ranchers' access to branded markets for beef raised with climate-smart practices including indigenous Stewardship Methods.