Announcing: Climate-Smart Grown in SC - Incentive Program for farmers and landowners in SC
Climate-Smart Grown in SC
A collaboration between Clemson University, SC State University, and 27 Partner Organizations in South Carolina
Funded by USDA’s Building Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Initiative
This pilot-project will provide financial incentives and technical support for practices in four production systems; Peanuts, Forages for Beef Cattle, Leafy Greens, and Forestry, track data related to changes in carbon emissions, and develop new markets for producers.
~For interested producers and land owners, please find opportunities to learn more here~
Here you will find more information on the award, a quick contact form, a grower interest form, and detailed information on incentives and conservation practices associated with each of the four commodities. Go to: www.climatesmartsc.org
ATTEND A GROWER INTEREST MEETING
All grower interest meetings are free. Please join us for a virtual and in-person events held on Thursdays in March for the Peanuts, Leafy Greens, and Forages programs. Details and register here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-smart-project-farmer-interest-meetings-multiple-dates-locations-tickets-570874760777 Please note: Forestry/Land Owner interest meetings are being planned for April and will be announced soon.
March 23, 2023
Pee Dee Research and Education Center: 2200 E. Pocket Rd., Florence, SC 29506
LEARN MORE ABOUT PRACTICES AND INCENTIVES FOR EACH COMMODITY
Peanut Systems - https://www.clemson.edu/research/projects/climate-smart/files/peanuts-one-pager.pdf [clemson.edu]
Leafy Greens - https://www.clemson.edu/research/projects/climate-smart/files/leafy-greens-one-pager.pdf [clemson.edu]
Forages for Beef Cattle - https://www.clemson.edu/research/projects/climate-smart/files/forages-for-beef-cattle-one-pager.pdf [clemson.edu]
Forestry – https://www.clemson.edu/research/projects/climate-smart/files/forest-one-pagers.pdf [clemson.edu]
READY TO FILL OUT THE INTEREST FORM
Farmers and landowners who know they want to participate, please fill out the farmer interest form located here: https://clemson.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5doN2mwqGkq6xGm. Filling out the form does not obligate you to participate or guarantee you a place in the program, but does let us know that you’re serious about taking advantage of the incentives offered under the project.