Corteva Agriscience’s 2021 Climate Positive program is a nomination-based farmer and rancher recognition program designed to uplift the voices of early adopter producers who are implementing, scaling and sharing climate positive practices. The program will give the winners a large megaphone to broadly share their experiences advancing climate positive practices.
In its inaugural year, the program focuses on growers in the USA, Canada1, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, Australia, and Kenya. Entrants must be the age of 21 or over and have implemented at least three climate positive practices on 10 percent of their operation and must be conversant in English.
1 The Climate Positive Leaders Program is not available to farmers and ranchers in Quebec Province.
· Nutrient management
· Integrated crop and livestock operations
· Conservation tillage
· Cropping systems that support carbon capture (double cropping, cover crops, continuous cover)
· Soil amendments (examples: biochar, compost, clay, biologicals, etc.)
· Erosion control structures
· Direct air capture / other carbon capture technologies
· Grazing management
· Crop species diversity
· Other (with justification that the practice has climate positive impacts)
Ten winners will receive a lifetime membership in the Global Farmer Network, soil sampling including carbon sequestration measurements and guidance from Dr. Rattan Lal at the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, as well as engagement with business, research, agronomy, and agriculture leaders along with the opportunity to share their practices and experience across a broad global platform. Twelve runners up will receive soil sampling and guidance from Dr. Lal and his team.
Applications are open now until July 25, 2021, at 11:59PM Central Standard Time (“CST”).
Farmers and ranchers can be nominated by their local or regional third-party partner, including grower groups, NGOs, universities, or other technical assistance providers. The nominating third-party partner must be aware of the grower’s operation and have seen the climate positive practices implemented. Visit https://www.corteva.com/sustainability/climatepositive/leaders-program.html to access more program information.
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