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Climate Smart Agriculture Program

The University of California Cooperative Extension is pleased to be working with the California Department of Food and Agriculture to provide technical assistance for the CDFA's Climate Smart Agriculture Programs.

For more information about our state-wide program, please visit our website.

Current Opportunities

 

Healthy Soils Program
Healthy Soils Program

 The Healthy Soils Program incentivizes practices that promote the development of healthy soils on California's farmlands and ranchlands. On farm management practices include but are not limited to: cover cropping, no-till, reduced-till, mulching, compost application, and conservation plantings. HSP will solicit applications for the next round of funding starting the week of February 24th, 2020. The application portal will remain open until June, 2020. 

 

 

Statewide Water Efficiency Enhancement Program
Statewide Water Efficiency Enhancement Program

The SWEEP provides grant funding to producers to improve water use efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Funding is awarded for things such as: increasing pump efficiency, installing soil moisture sensors, converting to micro-irrigation, or the installation of variable frequency drives. The SWEEP program is not currently accepting applications. Award announcements for those who applied during the Winter of 2019 application period will be made in Spring of 2020. 

 

Alternative Manure Management Program
Alternative Manure Management Program

Eligible practices for funding through AMMP include: pasture-based based management; solid separation or conversion from flush to scrape in conjunction with some form of drying or composting of collected manure. The AMMP is now accepting grant applications until 5:00 p.m. PT, March 27, 2020.

 

Need Help?

 

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Emily Lovell is working to provide technical assistance to growers in Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo counties who are interested in applying for these incentives programs.

 

If you would like more information about these programs please contact Emily at     (530) 405-9777 or ejlovell@ucanr.edu.

 

 

 

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