The White County SWCD has partnered with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), NRCS, and HabiTerre to engage farmers in select areas to test an informational report that provides insights about farm carbon and an operation's environmental footprint through the Pilot Field Carbon Reports project.
Signup deadline is September 30, 2022.
HabiTerre is a remote sensing and agricultural modeling company, a spinoff of the University of Illinois, that specializes in accurate and scalable estimations of farm productivity and environmental impacts.
Each producer may request reports on up to 3 cropland fields or 500 acres. NACD's goal is to identify 75,000 acres of cropland and 25,000 acres of range and grasslands for analysis.
Reports will provide an estimation of soil carbon sequestration and Greenhouse Gas
(GHG) emissions based on either general or specific field management information.
White County SWCD can submit the necessary field boundary and producer information files on request. Only the SWCD and producer will be provided customized reports based on enrolled fields, by approximately mid-November.
If you are interested in participating in the Pilot Field Carbon Reports project, please contact White County Soil and Water Conservation District at the local USDA Service Center as soon as possible. You may call 618-382-2213, ext. 101, for further information or request to participate by September 30.