Who we are
The FARMS team is a collaboration between nonprofit, private sector, retired government, and land-grant university and extension staff. Members include:
- Colorado Conservation Tillage Association (501c5)
- Health First
- The College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University
- The Western Kansas Agricultural Research-Extension Centers
- Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
These diverse members will provide essential input from science, economics, and practical experience to build a profitable regenerative system which can sequester carbon sustainably.
In the unforgiving landscape of the High Plains, successful soil health management is essential to the regeneration of both land and farmer profitability.
A systems-based and context-dependent approach to soil health, in
concert with social support, can transcend the limitations of
isolated conservation practices and decision making.
Producers will receive financial support to create Comprehensive Soil Health Management Plans and implement a suite of practices well-suited for
their operation. We will provide qualified technical assistance, facilitate peer working groups, and leverage the expertise of long-term practitioners to mentor transitioning producers.
FARMS Project Manager
FARMS Nutrition and Committee Coordinator
Executive Director, Health First
FARMS Evaluation Coordinator
E2 1 Hotels Fellowship alum
Michael "Storm" Casper
FARMS Technical Contact
Retired NRCS Soil Conservation
Dr Meagan Schipanski
Associate Professor of Cropping Systems at Colorado State
Dr Augustine Obour
Associate Professor of Soil Science at Kansas State University
Retired NRCS State Soil Scientist
Retired Chairman of the Panhandle No-Till Partnership
Founder of Ward Laboratories