Project Specialist

U.S. soy farmers are committed to implementing new production practices to continuously improve their sustainability while protecting the air, water and soil. United Soybean Board invites partnerships and projects across the soy value chain to advance continuous improvement and help soy farmers meet their sustainability goals.

Offered In
Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
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Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Working With
Soybeans
Focused On
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

Capabilities / Services

Insights from the behavioral sciences are revolutionizing the way in which government programs are designed and delivered, and CBEAR is bringing this revolution to agri-environmental programs. A “test, learn, adapt” strategy helps programs be their best, achieve greater levels of program participation and satisfaction, and achieve improved environmental outcomes, all while reducing costs. To create evidence-based programs, CBEAR has been conducting randomized field experiments across the US. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with private-sector or governmental partners on projects related to the following initiatives:
(1) Building the evidence base for financial vs. technical assistance;
(2) Building the evidence base for enhancing the post-contract persistence of conservation practices; and
(3) Building the evidence base for environmental and economic benefits of input efficiency.

Offered In
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Working With
Alfalfa
Barley
Corn (grain)
Corn (silage)
Cotton
Peanuts
Potatoes
Rice
Sorghum
Soybeans
Sugar beets
Wheat (durum)
Wheat (spring)
Wheat (winter)
Focused On
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

UGA and APC Peanut Sustainability Project

The University of Georgia along with the American Peanut Council have recognized the need to address the desire of consumers for more information and need for broader views of sus

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Counties the project is located in:
Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Metric
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality
Planned Crops
Peanuts

Technical Assistance

USA Rice Federation and Ducks Unlimited came together to form the USA Rice-DU Stewardship Partnership. The Partnership works to bring about meaningful and long-term improvements to three of the nation's critical natural and economic resources: waterfowl, working rice lands and water. To achieve these objectives, we identify and pursue public policies, funding sources, communications strategies and strategically developed research and management practices that advance our mutual interests. The Partnership serves as a model of cooperation and communication between a farm group and a conservation organization.

Offered In
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Working With
Corn (grain)
Rice
Soybeans
Focused On
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

USA Rice - Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership

Rice Stewardship's vision is to conserve three of the nation’s important natural resources: working ricelands, water, and wetland wildlife.

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Counties the project is located in:
Arkansas
Arkansas County
Ashley County
Chicot County
Clay County
Conway County
Craighead County
Crittenden County
Cross County
Desha County
Drew County
Faulkner County
Greene County
Independence County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Lincoln County
Lonoke County
Mississippi County
Monroe County
Phillips County
Poinsett County
Pope County
Prairie County
Pulaski County
Randolph County
St. Francis County
White County
Woodruff County
California
Butte County
Colusa County
Glenn County
Merced County
Placer County
Sacramento County
San Joaquin County
Sutter County
Yolo County
Yuba County
Illinois
Alexander County
Louisiana
Acadia Parish
Allen Parish
Avoyelles Parish
Beauregard Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Caldwell Parish
Cameron Parish
Catahoula Parish
Concordia Parish
East Carroll Parish
Evangeline Parish
Franklin Parish
Iberia Parish
Iberville Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Lafayette Parish
LaSalle Parish
Madison Parish
Morehouse Parish
Ouachita Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Rapides Parish
Richland Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Martin Parish
St. Mary Parish
Tensas Parish
Vermilion Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish
West Carroll Parish
Mississippi
Bolivar County
Coahoma County
Humphreys County
Issaquena County
Leflore County
Quitman County
Sharkey County
Sunflower County
Tallahatchie County
Tate County
Tunica County
Washington County
Missouri
Butler County
Dunklin County
Mississippi County
New Madrid County
Pemiscot County
Ripley County
Scott County
Stoddard County
Texas
Austin County
Brazoria County
Calhoun County
Chambers County
Colorado County
Fort Bend County
Galveston County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lavaca County
Liberty County
Matagorda County
Victoria County
Waller County
Metric
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality
Planned Crops
Rice

Capabilities / Services

With the support of a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant, AFT has launched online access to the methods, tools, and training resources it used in developing case studies featuring soil health successful farmers in its Quantifying the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Soil Health project.

Specifically, partners will be able to use AFT’s Retrospective Soil Health Economic Calculator (R-SHEC), an 11-tab Excel-spreadsheet tool, to evaluate the costs and benefits of soil health practices including no-till or reduced tillage, cover crops, nutrient management, and conservation crop rotation on row crop farms that have adopted any combination of practices, ideally for more than four years and within the last 10 years. 

Access the Soil Health Economic and Environmental Case Study Toolkit or reach-out for more information. 

Offered In
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Working With
Alfalfa
Corn (grain)
Soybeans
Wheat (durum)
Wheat (spring)
Wheat (winter)
Focused On
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

Technical Assistance

Crop advisers provide information and expertise on crop production, crop protection and natural resource management and provide advice and counsel to farmers, ranchers and other agricultural entities in their decision-making process. This responsibility requires a proficient understanding of crop production science, food safety, technology, economics and the environment. Crop advisers combine their knowledge in these disciplines as well as their local experience to provide sound recommendations to their clients.

To find a CCA near you, visit https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/certifications/professional-search/

Offered In
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Working With
Alfalfa
Barley
Corn (grain)
Corn (silage)
Cotton
Peanuts
Potatoes
Rice
Sorghum
Soybeans
Sugar beets
Wheat (durum)
Wheat (spring)
Wheat (winter)
Focused On
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

Technical Assistance

The National Association of Conservation Districts has member districts in all 50 states and in 7 territories. These districts work at the local level to address natural resource concerns through projects, programs, and education. Conservation Districts can provide support and expertise on approaches that work best for priority natural resource concerns of the region served by the district. Districts have developed relationships with a broad range of partners and have a long standing history of success throughout the nation.

Offered In
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Working With
Alfalfa
Barley
Corn (grain)
Corn (silage)
Cotton
Peanuts
Potatoes
Rice
Sorghum
Soybeans
Sugar beets
Wheat (durum)
Wheat (spring)
Wheat (winter)
Focused On
Biodiversity
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

Tools & Products

Sound Agriculture develops science-backed products that help farmers improve productivity while minimizing input use. SOURCE is a foliar spray that mimics natural plant-to-microbe signals that initiate processes that fix atmospheric nitrogen and unlock phosphorus in the soil. Crops gain access to the N and P that already exists in the field, leading to improved plant and soil health, higher yields, and the opportunity to reduce the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer. University trials have shown the potential reduction of 50 lbs of nitrogen fertilizer per acre.

Offered In
Arkansas
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
South Dakota
Wisconsin
Working With
Corn (grain)
Soybeans
Focused On
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Soil Carbon
Water Quality

Tools & Products

Pheasants Forever offers a variety of diverse seed mixes that have been designed by a team of wildlife biologist to meet specific state and federal conservation standards while providing quality habitat for wildlife and exceeding all expectations. These mixes provide conservation cover for pollinators and upland game species in addition to buffers, cover crops, and firebreaks. Visit https://www.pheasantsforever.org/Habitat/StateSeed.aspx for more information.

Offered In
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Working With
Alfalfa
Barley
Corn (grain)
Corn (silage)
Cotton
Peanuts
Potatoes
Rice
Sorghum
Soybeans
Sugar beets
Wheat (durum)
Wheat (spring)
Wheat (winter)
Focused On
Biodiversity
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality