Data Connects You to Success On Your Farm...

The Connected Ag Project can help your data work as hard as you do

Wherever You are On Your Journey, We Can Help Connect You To The Climate-Smart Economy

Farm Journal has served producers for more than 140 years, and we’re proud to be part of the next generation of solutions that drive financial and agronomic resilience. We have gathered a coalition of industry leaders to provide the tools you need to implement and track operational success on your farms. You know that data collection and monitoring connects you to success on your farm … this coalition is standing ready to help make your data create more value and utility as you grow resilience and stewardship on your farm or ranch. 

No matter where you fall on your conservation journey, the Connected Ag Project will meet you where you are and provide the technical and financial assistance you need to ensure success.

The $40-million coalition-driven project will support different approaches to testing and evaluating conservation management practices in all segments of agriculture in ways that increase value and support to producers like you. The program is designed to equip you with the tools and assistance you need to be competitive in emerging marketplaces and will provide personalized data support services, coaching and direct payments for eligible participants.

Here's What We're Doing:

The Climate-Smart Connected Ag Project incentivizes farmers to implement practices like cover crops and grazing management, and it provides technical assistance and data-management support to track outcomes. 
(Full list of practices below)

This is a historic opportunity to innovate on your farm or ranch with a safety net. We’ve got you covered with cost sharing and the technical guidance you need to be successful.

There are well-documented agronomic, operational and financial benefits to conservation agriculture, and we’ll help you find the ones that make sense for your unique operation. We want to align producers with incentives and assistance for practices they’re already implementing or considering for their farms or operations.


Who Qualifies?

  • Cattle Ranchers/Livestock Producers
  • Specialty Crop Growers
  • Row Crop Farmers
  • Small and Urban Farmers
Anyone in these categories who are also one of the following: 
  • Climate-smart early adopters who want to expand regenerative practices
  • Producers looking for natural resource solutions for soil health, water availability, forage enhancement, and other concerns you’re regularly managing on your farm 
  • Historically Underserved producers: Enhanced incentives are available for  women, Latinx, Black, American-Indian, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, veterans, small-farm operators, beginning farmers and specialty crop producers (Learn more about opportunities for Historically Underserved below)
  • Producers in 31 states in any production system of all sizes, including row crops, specialty crops, livestock, and small and urban farms
    (See the map)


How Do I Start?

Review the information included on this page including the practices we’re supporting and the states where we’re working

Provide your contact information in the form on the bottom of this page, and we’ll follow up with a brief survey to allow our grant support personnel to learn more about your operation.

Someone from our program will get in touch with you to learn more about you and how this program can create efficiency, profitability and resilience in your operation.  

This program is completely voluntary

Space is limited. Start the process today to secure your seat among the country’s leading innovators. 

Now enrolling farmers in these states

Space is limited in each region and practice area. Sign up below to learn more about the program and how it can benefit your operation. 

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You could be rewarded for implementing these practices…

Cover Crops

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer

Feed Management

Fertilizer Reduction

GPS Animal Monitoring

Grazing + Rangeland Management

Irrigation Management

Livestock Genetic Improvement

Manure Management

Nitrogen Fertilization Implementation

Nutrient Management

Prairie Restoration

Soil Amendments

Temp Livestock Fencing

Virtual Fencing

Wetlands Restoration

Inclusively Serving All of Agriculture's Producers

This project recognizes that American producers come from diverse backgrounds and cultures that have not had equal access to opportunity. We are committed to serving those who have been historically underserved by providing priority access and heightened incentives. Our goal is to support farmers, ranchers and growers in adopting or enhancing climate-smart practices that align with their culture, values and long-term goals for their operations. Producers who may qualify for these enhanced incentives include: women, Latinx, Black, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, small-farm operators, veterans, beginning farmers and specialty crop producers.

Climate-Smart Partners


USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number NR233A750004G096

American Farmland Trust
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Certis Biologicals
Ducks Unlimited
Farm Journal Foundation
Pork Checkoff
Texas Agriculture Land Trust
The Sustainability Consortium
U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Don't miss out...

Take the next step to access this historic opportunity.

Connect with our team today to see how you can be rewarded for the leadership and legacy you are building on your farm or ranch. Fill out the form to be directed to our Connected Ag Project Team today!

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— Your Trust in Food Team