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NRCS Resource Assessment Division Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) is a multi-agency effort to quantify the environmental effects of conservation practices and programs and develop the science base for managing the agricultural landscape for environmental quality. Project findings will be used to guide USDA conservation policy and program development and help conservationists, farmers and ranchers make more informed conservation decisions.


Assessments in CEAP are carried out at national, regional and watershed scales on cropland, grazing lands, wetlands and for wildlife. The three principal components of CEAP—the national assessments, the watershed assessment studies, and the bibliographies and literature reviews— contribute to building the science base for conservation. That process includes research, modeling, assessment, monitoring and data collection, outreach, and extension education.


CEAP Vision... Enhanced natural resources and healthier ecosystems through improved conservation effectiveness and better management of agricultural landscapes.


CEAP Goal... To improve efficacy of conservation practices and programs by quantifying conservation effects and providing the science and education base needed to enrich conservation planning, implementation, management decisions, and policy.

Blackland scientists are developing new technologies and management strategies to improve water, soil, and other natural resources on agricultural, urban, and military lands in central Texas and around the world. The EPIC (Environmental Policy Integrated Climate), APEX (Agricultural Policy Environment Extender), SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool), and PHYGROW (Phytomass Growth Model) models are deployed world-wide as people seek to: increase agriculture production and water supply; improve the environment and the economic well-being of people; and increase the sustainability of land.

Ward Laboratories, Inc. is committed to the continued enhancement of analytical result excellence and service through the dynamics of its quality assurance system, the integrity of its people, and the professionals engaged in the agricultural analytical testing we provide. We have an extensive system for maintaining the highest possible standards for quality control of your samples. Your analytical results are our highest priority and everything we do is managed with that in mind. We employ professionals in the fields of chemistry and biology, and we work with many proficiency programs to ensure the quality of each analytical result.

General Mills believes regenerative agriculture practices can help build farm resilience and profitability, and mitigate economic and environmental challenges common in agricultural communities. We are committed to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland by 2030. We believe regenerative agriculture offers a hopeful solution to protect and intentionally enhance natural resources and farming communities.


The health of our business depends on the health of the planet, and we have a role to play.  We also believe food can be grown in ways that restore and regenerate the Earth. The areas of greatest environmental impact in our supply chain – including more than two-thirds of GHG emissions and 99 percent of water use – occur outside of General Mills’ operations, primarily in agriculture.


We are committed to empowering growers, protecting habitat and restoring natural resources, not just for today but for future generations. We are working with farmers, advisors, suppliers and researchers to enable regenerative agricultural systems, and to measure the impacts to soil, biodiversity, and farmer profitability. We are collaborating to drive change, promoting environmentally and socially responsible practices across our entire value chain, and listening to consumers.  Learn more at www.generalmills.com/regenag.

By farmers, for farmers.
Green Cover Seed is a family-owned business with a history that runs deep in Nebraska’s soil. Brothers, Keith and Brian Berns utilized their farming experience and a plot of land owned by their father to begin experimenting with new farming practices. Keith and Brian have grown their business into a 2000+ acre farm in South Central Nebraska that has used 100% no-till methods for over 12 years.
The Berns brothers started Green Cover Seed as a way to share the benefits of cover crops and no-till farming with the community. They’ve worked hard over the past several years to research and incorporate their methods in their own fields and help others do the same. What they’ve found are exciting and efficient methods that can offer an increase in soil structure, organic matter, biological life, water infiltration rate, nutrient cycling, and wildlife.

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo's portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil.

Indigo Ag is looking to interview regenerative agriculture producers.  Join the movement HERE!


DROP-TINE SEED COMPANY

Drop-Tine Seed Company founder Jason R. Snavely is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB) and Founder/President of Drop-Tine Wildlife Consulting: a leading consulting firm that focuses on white-tailed deer management throughout the U.S. and Canada. Jason spends much of his time helping clients develop their hunting properties. He enjoys developing native habitat and food plots with the end goal of gaining more control over when and where mature bucks are killed.

Jason’s articles have regularly appeared in magazines such as Petersen’s Bowhunting, Quality Whitetails, Deer & Deer Hunting, Wildlife Trends and Farming for Wildlife. He regularly gives seminars on all aspects of white-tailed deer biology and management. In just 13 years, Jason has become recognized as one of the leading private consultants for food plots, herd management, habitat management and property development aimed at maximizing a properties potential.

PRAIRIE SEEDS

Prairie Seeds started selling Cover Crops in 2014 when Nick realized that there was a huge vacuum for Cover crops that were suitable for the dry arid Western Plains. Today, Prairie Seeds, home of the Dustbowl Mix, provides a hands on approach service to educate, supply high quality cover seed, and consult on regenerative farming principles and how to get carbon back into your soil. Prairie Seeds work with farmers and ranchers to help establish and implement rotational grazing, pasture and relay cropping and inter-seeding to help build a sustainable and more profitable business, all while trying to reduce their chemical and fertilizer input costs.

BROOKSIDE LABORATORIES, INC.

Brookside Laboratories Inc. and its association of independent consultants stands at the leading edge of technology for high-quality, cost effective and accurate analytical and consulting services to agricultural, environmental, and sports turf clients through out the world. With its modest beginnings on E.R. Kuck's small dairy farm located outside of New Knoxville, Ohio and through the association with Dr. William Albrecht, a world renowned soil scientist and Chairman of the Department of Soils at the University of Missouri, Brookside has evolved into an association of over 200 professional independent consultants providing agriculture, turf and environmental consulting services to clients worldwide, and in addition participates in a variety of university and government research projects.

Natural solutions for a clean environment.
LIVENTIA manufactures a broad line of microbial based products.  These products consist of blends of acclimated, naturally occurring, non-pathogenic microbes.  They offer a safe and economical alternative to chemicals in today's environmentally challenged world.

YETTER FARM EQUIPMENT

Yetter Farm Equipment’s mission to provide profitable solutions for production agriculture has driven our company since 1930. Through our dedication to quality, outstanding customer service, and on-time delivery, we have become an industry leader in designing planter attachments and equipment for residue management, precision fertilizer placement, strip tillage, and more.  Our exceptional, high-quality farm equipment satisfies the diverse needs of our customers in the U.S. and worldwide.
Innovative Products - The core of our success is a commitment to keeping our fingers on the pulse of what real producers need.
Quality Manufacturing - To manufacture our innovative product lineup, we rely on state-of-the-art facilities and technology. From locations in Colchester and Macomb, Illinois, and Yazoo City, Mississippi, we meet the demand for even more efficiency and cost effectiveness. 
Knowledgeable Sales and Support - In our product recommendations, our priority is return on investment for the customer. Our sales team—with a combined 150 years of experience—asks the right questions in order to fully understand each unique farming operation. Our world-class performance guarantee adds value to the Yetter products you purchase.

CLEARWATER UNDERGROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Mission:
•Protect the underground water resources of Bell County, TX.
•Support and promote public education and conservation of Bell County's water resources.

Goals and Objectives:
•Ensure the efficient use of groundwater
•Control and prevent groundwater waste
•Address conjunctive surface water management
•Address natural resource issues
•Establish public/private partnerships.