Climate-Smart Farming & Marketing Program

Get financial support and technical assistance for implementing farming practices that store carbon and build soil health.

The Climate-Smart Farming & Marketing program offers financial and technical support for farmers who want to implement climate-smart practices such as agroforestry, cover cropping, prescribed grazing, and reduced tillage. Farmer participants will help measure the environmental benefits of these practices, and we’ll help them educate customers to grow informed consumer demand.

NOFA-NY is excited to be a partner in the Climate-Smart Farming & Marketing program. The programming includes soil health and financial benchmark community science projects, implementation of climate-smart practices, carbon benefits calculation, and income stream benefits resulting from increased sales from farms using and promoting climate-smart practices. 

Our technical service providers will work with participating farmers each step of the way through the process to explain implementation of practices, gather the data to show the climate benefits of the practices, and navigate the technology used to report the data. Please reach out to our farmer helpline to find out how this program can help your farm!

Farmers from Maine to South Carolina, including Tribal lands in the same region, are invited to participate. Visit for a full list of supported practices and learn how to get involved.

The Climate-Smart Farming & Marketing program is led by Pasa Sustainable Agriculture and works through a coalition of partners including Maine Farmland Trust, Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners (MOFGA), NOFA-Vermont, NOFA-Mass representing Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and the Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust (PPLT), Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), NOFA-New York, Ramapough Culture and Land Foundation, NOFA-New Jersey, Future Harvest, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and technology partners Farmier, OpenTEAM, and OurSci.
This program is supported by a Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture under agreement number NR233A750004G025.

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