Innovation Center for US Dairy Western Project

Corn silage and alfalfa average the highest percentage of dairy feed rations in the U.S. With the addition of these crops in the Fieldprint Platform, this project allows dairy cooperatives and their farmers to trial the tool, assess value, provide feedback, and identify continuous improvement opportunities. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy will use aggregate findings from implementing dairy cooperatives to inform national strategies for dairy feed sustainability. This project further connects to the NRCS Resource Stewardship Evaluation Tool (RSET), and will identify opportunities for Fieldprint data to provide RSET inputs that can advance farmer access to NRCS conservation support.

Complete
Insight

Participants

Sponsors
Innovation Center for US Dairy
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Project Details

Status
Complete
Pathway
Insight
Metric
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality
Crops
Alfalfa
Corn (silage)
Natural Resource Concern
Climate Change
Soil Health
Water Quality
Water Scarcity
Geography
California
Idaho
Nevada
Texas

Contact

Primary
Joe McMahan
Innovation Center for US Dairy
Grower