Current Programs

Each program offered through The SustainAg Network is designed to provide tangible benefit and real results at the farm level by concentrating on efficiency gains, new revenue streams, and resource conservation and regeneration. With practical solutions and expert technical assistance, our team helps farmers and ranchers maximize returns and find long-term resilience for their operations.

Nestle Regenerative Ag Program


With expert technical assistance and up to $45/acre incentive payments, this program helps increase returns on investments into regenerative agriculture practices like conservation tillage and cover crops.

Now enrolling farmers in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska.

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The Grass is Greener


With market-leading incentive payments for cover crops, forage plantings, and range plantings, The Grass is Greener Program rewards producers for the environmental benefits of grazing cattle and sustainable forage production.

The Grass is Greener is a five-year USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Grant. We are currently enrolling cattle producers in South Dakota and surrounding states – with expansion planned for future years of the program.

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Covering America from Coast to Coast


Through this project, we will work with farmers to utilize holistic management and soil health protocols to produce oats, rye, flax, buckwheat, and camelina.

The Covering America from Coast to Coast program aims to support farmers with economic and agronomic assistance to diversify crop rotations, while developing  markets that focus on verified climate-smart grains and oilseeds.

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Enhanced Biodiversity on Grazing Land Program

Presented in partnership with the Second Century Habitat Fund, the Enhanced Biodiversity on Grazing Land Program utilizes diverse seedings and prescribed grazing to enhance existing grasslands in the Prairie Pothole region. The program focuses on creating greater plant diversity, establishing additional pollinator and wildlife habitat, and improving forage availability and quality.

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Ranching for the Future


The Ranching for the Future program seeks to enable sustainable efficiency gains for ranches in the Northern Great Plains and Upper Midwest – while also reducing the greenhouse gas impact of beef production. The pilot phase will help participants and the program partners understand current management approaches, identify potential emission reducing practices, and analyze market incentives and rewards for those changes.

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We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us with any questions or to get started with SustainAg.

Ryan Eichler, Director of Producer Programs
Email  |  cell: 605.690.2783

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We are currently offering programs in select states across the United States, with additional programs coming to our Network soon.

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