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Climate SMART Adoption Fact Sheet Series

American Farmland Trust, in collaboration with Truterra–the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes–are introducing a range of programs that will scale up farmer adoption of climate-smart practices which will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 6.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).

This Climate SMART Project (Scaling Mechanisms for Agriculture’s Regenerative Transformation) aims to catalyze a self-sustaining, market-based network to broaden farmer access, scale up adoption of climate-smart, soil health-promoting practices, and sustainably produce wheat, soy, cotton, and dairy commodities with verified and quantified climate benefits. The collection of fact sheets on this page are for farmers and agricultural service providers interested in the outcomes of this project and the use of climate-smart practices in general.

Fact Sheets

Agricultural Producer Peer Networks Fact Sheet – This fact sheet supports agricultural service providers and farmers who are leading or hope to lead successful agricultural peer networks. It outlines research focused on agricultural peer networks and provides tips on how to start designing and building an effective network.

What Guides Farmer Participation in Payments for Ecosystem Services Programs and Carbon Markets Fact Sheet – This fact sheet supports agricultural service providers and researchers by providing a high-level summary of the literature that helps us to collectively understand how and why farmers engage in Payment for Ecosystem Services programs and/or carbon markets.

Motivations and Barriers to Climate Smart and Conservation Practice Adoption Fact Sheet – This fact sheet provides service providers and researchers with a high-level exploration of what relevant literature reveals about what motivates and limits the adoption of Climate Smart and conservation practices across U.S. farmland.

Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, Ben Wiercinski, Erin Upton, Sophie Kelemenson
Washington D.C.: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers
Publication Date
June 18, 2024
Publication Type
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
Environmental Benefits, Soil Health

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