Jimmy Emmons

Jimmy

Emmons

Senior Vice President, Climate-Smart Programs

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Regenerative agriculture, securing a firm future for American agriculture, the importance of soil health, ways to improve soils through increased carbon and water-holding capacity, resiliency through regenerative practices, how growers and producers can achieve profitability through regenerative practices

Jimmy Emmons leads Trust In Food’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Connected Ag Project, America’s Conservation Ag Movement and Trust In Beef, coalition-driven conservation programs developed to accelerate the adoption of conservation agriculture at scale.

Jimmy and his wife, Ginger, own and operate Emmons Farm in Leedey, Okla., where they farm 2,000 acres and have 5,000 acres of rangeland where they run 300 head of cows and calves in an integrated row-crop and livestock operation that optimizes water resources, reduces erosion and improves organic material in the soils. He is a public speaker, educator, mentor and advocate for conservation management practices to improve producers’ resiliency to weather, operational efficiency and profitability.

Emmons most recently served as coordinator for mentoring for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. Prior to that, he was regional coordinator for USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation, where he supported operational and business functions across the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA). He has also served as president of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and led fundraising for the National Young Farmers Education Association.

Articles by

Jimmy

Emmons

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New Online Tool Aims to Accelerate Conservation Agriculture

Farmer engagement with data-driven, farmer-centered messaging doubled compared to traditional outreach strategies.   Lenexa, Kan. (Feb. 1, 2024) — A new web-based tool provides an interactive guide to help conservation professionals optimize and scale...

ACAM Executive Q&A: Michael Gomes, V.P. Sustainability and Global Corporate Responsibility, Topcon

AEM member Topcon discusses how today’s tools can help producers make better management decisions and quantify how good for business is also good for the environment.   Mechanization is more...

How Farm Policy Responds To Producer Needs

Farm Bill programs and new funding mechanisms aim to meet the backlog of demand from farmers and ranchers. Both sides of his family survived the Dust Bowl, the drought of...

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