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Case Studies

Farm of the Future

Farm of the Future profiles working farms, forests, and ranches that are participating in environmental markets or receiving payments for ecosystem services. With changes to management practices, these working lands generated new revenue from ecosystem services as a supplement to traditional income.

Farm of the Future was produced by EcoAgriculture Partners with support from the USDA Office of Environmental Markets. Funding was provided through a cooperative agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Project Overview

Watson Partners Farm
Watson Partners is a 7,500 acre farm in the Minnesota River Prairie region that receives payments for planting cover crops on its sugar beet fields.
Fact Sheet
Poster

Buck Island Ranch
Buck Island Ranch uses existing drainage infrastructure in the Everglades to create seasonal wetlands.
Fact Sheet
Poster

Big River and Salmon Creek Forests
The Conservation Fund purchased these forests to demonstrate how financing opportunities can promote sustainable forestry.
Fact Sheet
Poster

Sacramento River Ranch
Sacramento River Ranch supplements traditional income with environmental credit sales.
Fact Sheet
Poster

Mudford Farm
Mudford Farm restored wetlands to enhance its ecosystem services.
Fact Sheet
Poster