Climate-Smart Farming & Marketing


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Step 1: Fill out your application.

This helps us gather some details about your farm, understand your interest in the program, evaluate your eligibility, and match you with a technical assistance provider.

(Time estimate: it takes about 15 minutes to complete.)


Start your application

Step 2: We’ll be in touch!

A technical assistance provider will reach out to you to confirm your eligibility. (See participation requirements below). They’ll also ask some follow-up questions to get a better sense of your goals and needs. If you haven’t yet started the process of registering with FSA, your technical assistance provider will point you toward resources to help you get started.

(Time estimate—you can expect to hear from us in June–August of 2024.)

Step 3: Farm visit & design plan.

Your technical assistance provider will visit your farm and work with you to design a plan to implement practices that meet your your environmental stewardship, land management, and business goals. 

Registration with FSA

To participate in this program you must establish farm records with the USDA – Farm Services Agency (FSA) and have farm, tract, and field numbers in place.

Not registered with FSA yet?

Find your local FSA office to get started. 

Participation requirements

To participate in the program you must:

  1. Establish Farm Records with the Farm Services Agency (FSA) (have farm, tract, and field numbers in place)
  2. Complete an AD-2047 (Customer Data Worksheet to facilitate the collection of customer data for Business Partner Record)
  3. Certify highly erodible land conservation (HEL) and Wetland Conservation (WC) compliance via Form AD-1026, Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification; and
  4. Provide self attestation that you are not receiving payment for the same practice in the same location
  5. Establish ownership, lease for the term of the grant or permission from the land owner
  6. Certify that you are not a foreign person or entity

For some practices an additional environmental review will be required