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Carbon Farm Planning

What is Carbon Farming? -- Carbon Farming involves implementing on-farm practices known to improve the rate at which plants transfer carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and convert it to plant material and/or soil organic matter.

What are the benefits of Carbon Farming? -- CO2 levels in our atmosphere are rising, and agriculture can play a significan role in balancing these levels. Additionally, increasing soil organic matter on farms or ranches allows for improved water holding capacity, water quality, erosion control, soil fertility, production, pest and invasives control, as well as improved soil tilth.

Why create a Carbon Farm Plan? -- A Carbon Farm Plan serves as a guiding document for producers to meet their management goals while supporting production, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. It is also a valuable tool to assist producers in securing funding to implement the Plan.

What is in a Carbon Farm Plan? -- Plans identify and recommend practices for farms and ranches to increase carbon sequestration and reduce emissions while complementing producers' short-term and long-term operational plans. Plans feature recommended Carbon Farm practices that have the greatest potential for carbon sequestration as calculated using the COMET-Planner and COMET-Farm tools.

Interested in working with the RCDTC to develop your own Carbon Farm Plan? -- Fill out the application below and send it to If you have any questions, please reach out to Brin Greer at or 530-727-1295.