Fostering Climate Positive Agriculture


Farmers are leading the way in sustainable agriculture

Farmers around the globe are leading the way in scaling sustainable practices that can help to improve the land and environment. We’re here to highlight early adopters, and to help share those practices with others around the globe. Together, we can make climate positive agriculture productive, profitable, environmentally beneficial, and equitable.

Finding the Leaders in Climate Positive Agriculture

Corteva’s 2022 Climate Positive Leaders Program is a nomination-based recognition program designed to showcase early adopter producers who are successfully implementing, scaling and sharing climate positive practices. The program gives global and regional recipients opportunities to broadly share their experiences and accelerate the adoption of climate positive practices.

Meet the 2022 Global Leaders

Tom Cannon

Tom Cannon

Oklahoma, U.S.
Nominated by Indigo Ag
Learn more about Tom’s climate positive practices

Mitchell Hora

Mitchell Hora

Iowa, U.S.
Nominated by Don Sobaski, Corteva Agriscience
Learn more about Mitchell’s climate positive practices

Kasey Bamberger

Kasey Bamberger

Ohio, U.S.
Nominated by Ryan Stockwell, Indigo Ag
Learn more about Kasey’s climate positive practices

Maria Pia Barrios Baron

Maria Pia Barrios Baron

Nominated by Carla Pascale, Carbon Group
Learn more about Maria’s climate positive practices

David Statham

David Statham

Nominated by Maurilio Rezende Silva Neto, Nutrien
Learn more about David’s climate positive practices

Haroldo Cunha

Haroldo Cunha

Nominated by Márcio Portocarrero, ABRAPA
Learn more about Haroldo’s climate positive practices

Doug Fossen

Doug Fossen

Nominated by BC Cattle Association
Learn more about Doug’s climate positive practices

Ravichandran Vanchinatha Iyer

Ravichandran Vanchinatha Iyer

Nominated by Dr. K.K. Narayanan, Managing Director of Metahelix Life Sciences
Learn more about Ravichandran’s climate positive practices

Lucy Kaari

Lucy Kaari

Nominated by Nicholas M. Nkanda, Cereal Growers Association
Learn more about Lucy’s climate positive practices

Oliver Carrick

Oliver Carrick

United Kingdom
Nominated by Kings Crops
Learn more about Oliver’s climate positive practices

2022 Climate Positive Regional Leaders

These Regional Leaders also work to advance the adoption of climate positive farming practices.

Regional Leaders

James Venning, Australia

Rogério Arioli Silva, Brazil

George Dick, Canada

Ann Waweru, Kenya

Richard Mbaria Njuguna, Kenya

Andrew Darling, New Zealand

Nick Down, United Kingdom

Brad Doyle, United States

Jeff O’Connor, United States

Here are the judges for the 2022 Climate Positive Leaders Program

The Judges

Christian Bredemeier, UFRGS (Brazilian Commission of Precision/Digital Ag)

Dr. Nick Goeser, Founder and Principal of Craigson Innovation Group

Julie Borlaug, President of the Borlaug Foundation; VP of External Relations at Inari; Council of Advisors for World Food Prize

Maria (Pilu) Giraudo, President of AAPRESID (Argentine Association of Producers in Direct Towing)

Cees Jan Hollander, Global Farming Expertise Manager at Danone

Dr. Brent Myers, Research Laureate at Corteva Agriscience

Dr. Mary Gumz, Agronomy Expert at Corteva Agriscience

Craige Mackenzie, Farmer and Global Farmer Network member

Susan Wood-Bohm, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

Global and Regional Leaders Advance Adoption of Climate Positive Practices

The ten 2022 Global Leaders will receive lifetime membership, training and other opportunities from Global Farmer Network®, enabling them to share their experiences with other farmers as well as engage broadly with the agriculture industry. Nine Regional Leaders will also work with the Global Farmer Network team to advance the adoption of climate positive farming practices.

Explore the Climate Positive Leaders Program FAQs, Terms and Conditions

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Official Rules

Updated rules and eligibility for the 2022 program.

Read more about the terms and conditions
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Updated frequently asked questions for the 2022 program.

Read the frequently asked questions