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July 31-830-Seth Harden

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2019 SWCS International Annual Conference
July 28-31, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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July 31-830-Seth Harden

  1. 1. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain Presented By Partners of the Big Pine Creek Watershed Project [Part 1] 8:30am – 10:00am
  2. 2. Overview of the Big Pine Watershed Project Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  3. 3. • Northwest Indiana, between Indianapolis and Chicago • 4 Counties • Over 209,000 Acres • Flows into the Wabash River • Prairie and Woodlands • Predominantly rural communities
  4. 4. Project History • 2007 the Nature Conservancy initiated a study of the Wabash River • 2010 comprised a list of priority subwatersheds • Big Pine Creek Watershed is 80% row- crop agriculture • Local Interested Partners
  5. 5. Conservation Partners
  6. 6. Watershed Management Plan
  7. 7. Watershed Funding • Nina Pulliam Foundation Funds (The Nature Conservancy) • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)-Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) • Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)-Lake and River Enhancement Funds (LARE) • Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)-Field to Market: Fieldprint Calculator • CTIC-Coca-Cola • NRCS-Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) • The Nature Conservancy-Coca-Cola • Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)-Section 319 Grant Over $3,000,000 in cost-share and in-kind!
  8. 8. Watershed Funding Best Management Practices • Cover Crops • Reduced Tillage • Grassed Waterways • Filter Strips • Nutrient Management Plans • Drainage Water Management Structures Education, Outreach, and Water Quality Monitoring
  9. 9. • Large Farm Operations-1,200 acres (twice the state average) •50% farmland owned by absentee landowners •Non-progressive area •“Our soil is fine how it is!” •“Locally” driven
  10. 10. Agricultural Partnerships • Ceres Solutions: outreach, marketing materials, mailings, real-time feedback • Land O Lakes: technical assistance, SUSTAIN program “The most important benefit I see working together on this project will be a better environment for all of us to live in as a result of implementing these conservation practices to improve water quality outcomes in Pine Creek and downstream.” -Tom Stein, Ceres Solutions
  11. 11. Agricultural Partnerships Cover Crop Seed Dealers Non-GMO Seed Salesman Agriculture Equipment Companies Purdue University Farm Bureau Farmland Realtor Purdue Extension FFA Farmers
  12. 12. Community Partnerships Women Landowners Paddlers/Recreators Church Congregations Historical Associations Garden Groups Economic Development Elected Officials Community Foundations
  13. 13. Public-Private Partnerships and Monitoring Progress Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  14. 14. • 20% nutrient reduction by 2025 • Impact at scale through collaboration Hypoxia Task Force Goals
  15. 15. *USGS “SPARROW” model data for nutrient loading into the Gulf of Mexico About 1/2 of Nutrients Come From These 25 River Basins*
  16. 16. Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) Developed by Mark Tomer, Ag Research Service A CONSERVATION PYRAMID FOR AGRICULTURAL WATERSHEDS
  17. 17. Indiana Ag Nutrient Alliance Practice Adoption Goals Effort 2025 Utilization of 4R Principles for Nutrient Management: Farmers Regularly Performing Soil Sampling 100% Farmers Implementing Nutrient Management Plans 100% Frozen or Snow Covered Ground Application of Nutrients Applied Only as Last Resort Option 100% Application of Nutrients to Crops at Planting or Post Emergence 75% Statewide Soil Health Practices: 30% Increase Green Living Cover Crop Acres 40% 25% Increase of Minimum Tillage Acres 75% 10% Increase of No-Till and Strip-Till Acres 35%
  18. 18. Congressional Districts in.gov/isda/2991.htm
  19. 19. Cover Crop and Tillage Transects in.gov/isda/2383.htm
  20. 20. Find this information online • Financial information by county and program: in.gov/isda/icpreports/ • Search “Indiana Conservation Accomplishments” • Search “Indiana Nutrient Reduction Strategy” • View maps and background data specific to counties, watersheds, etc. • Indiana is the only state in the country that shares, compiles, and reports all assisted conservation information + the only state that performs a comprehensive cover crop and tillage transect
  21. 21. Opportunities and Barriers for Adapting Conservation Delivery to Ag Retail Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  22. 22. The Concept If farmers trust seed dealers, chemical dealers, advisors, and other farmers for information to inform management decisions…why not find a way to leverage their expertise? How can we discover and create value for all of the watershed stakeholder groups, including the ag retailer? A public-private partnership will provide access to private sector efficiencies in the public sector and streamline conservation solutions and delivery in the private sector. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  23. 23. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  24. 24. Big Pine Creek Watershed RCPP • TNC submitted a successful Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) application in 2016 • This included a $1,370,000 in-kind commitment from Ceres Solutions and a $129,000 commitment from Land O Lakes and Winfield United • Regular communication, required reporting, and use of SWOT analysis at annual partner meetings are enabling us to track proof of concept Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain NRCS Contribution $1,548,209 TNC and Partners Contribution $1,549,000 Total $3,097,209
  25. 25. • Identify In-Field Practices EQIP funding is available for crop rotation, cover crops, conservation tillage, nutrient management, and pest management only, aligning with Ceres Solutions expertise. • Simplify Application and Ranking Process Ceres Solutions and NRCS staff work together to make the application process streamlined and efficient . Due to watershed focus, the application ranking process is simplified. • Train Ag Retail Staff From management to truck drivers, all Ceres Solutions staff are informed about the project and trained on components relevant to their daily customer (farmer) interaction. • Employ Ag Retail Marketing Responsiveness The for-profit marketing expertise of the Ceres Solutions marketing team is leveraged to draft press releases and develop tools that resonate with customers (farmers). Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  26. 26. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  27. 27. • Identify In-Field Practices EQIP funding is available for crop rotation, cover crops, conservation tillage, nutrient management, and pest management only, aligning with Ceres Solutions expertise. • Simplify Application and Ranking Process Ceres Solutions and NRCS staff work together to make the application process streamlined and efficient . Due to watershed focus, the application ranking process is simplified. • Train Ag Retail Staff From management to truck drivers, all Ceres Solutions staff are informed about the project and trained on components relevant to their daily customer (farmer) interaction. • Employ Ag Retail Marketing Responsiveness The for-profit marketing expertise of the Ceres Solutions marketing team is leveraged to draft press releases and develop tools that resonate with customers (farmers). • Enhanced In-Field Technical Assistance Professional agronomists advise customers (farmers) real time through the lens of available Ceres Solutions products and services that align with the goals of the project. • Utilize Technology and Big Data Through affiliation with agribusiness, Ceres Solutions has access to cutting edge technologies that measure and optimize agronomic and economic prescriptions. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  28. 28. Philosophy on Hybrid Use of Public and Private Funds for BMP Implementation Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  29. 29. Short Term Funding • Rookie • Impatient • Indecisive • Commitment Issues • Retirement preppers • Imbalance in management • Time constraints • Lack of resources • No employees or too many employees
  30. 30. Long Term Funding • Experience in programs • Excellent farm management • Small manageable acreage • Bored • Patient • Naturally progressive
  31. 31. Private Funding • Anti-government • Trust issues • Poor previous experience • Timing issues • Communicators
  32. 32. Funding Assessments • Funding Seekers • What’s your conservation practice interest • Where does your farm lie • What’s your resource concerns • What’s your timeline • What are your resources (investment interest, employees, technical assistance/expertise) • Assess patience level • Direct Approach • Can I get you to try cover crops (Gateway)? What about a winter-kill species? • Typically begin with short-term funding • Gradual addition of conservation practices
  33. 33. Table Discussion and Report Out (5 Minute Table Discussion, 15 Minute Report Out and Idea Sharing) (Write questions for the panel on slips of paper provided) • What opportunities do you see? • What are you skeptical about? • Have you had similar projects and how did they turn out? Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  34. 34. Panel #1: Framing the Project and Response to Your Feedback • Jill Reinhart Indiana Assistant State Conservationist for Partnerships, USDA-NRCS • Betsy Bower Agronomist, Ceres Solutions Cooperative • Leslie Fisher Watershed Coordinator Benton Co. SWCD and Big Pine Creek Watershed Project Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  35. 35. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain Presented By Partners of the Big Pine Creek Watershed Project [Part 2] 10:30am – 12:00pm
  36. 36. Field to Market®: Fieldprint® Platform Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  37. 37. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain Field to Market’s Mission
  38. 38. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  39. 39. Field to Market Sustainability Metrics Biodiversity Energy Use Greenhouse Gas Emissions Irrigation Water Use Land Use Soil Carbon Soil Conservation Water Quality Field to Market | Fieldprint Platform V3.0
  40. 40. Measures at the field level with soil type, slope and climatic conditions auto- populated based on location
  41. 41. View Fieldprint Results on Spidergram Expand and collapse each indicator area Toggle on / off State, National and Project benchmarks
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  44. 44. Fieldprint Results and Related Observations Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  45. 45. 2016 Project Objectives • Host a kick-off meeting • Enter 15 producers into the Fieldprint Calculator • Meet with producers and a Certified Cropping Advisor (CCA) to review and interpret scores • Agree to observations by the Purdue University Natural Resources Social Science Lab • Host an aggregated data meeting
  46. 46. 2016 Project Partners • Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) • Benton, White, and Warren County Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts • Big Pine Creek Steering Committee • Indiana Pork Producers • Indiana State Department of Agriculture • Field to Market • Indiana Corn Marketing Board • Indiana Farm Bureau • Agrium • International Plant Nutrition Institute • The Fertilizer Institute • Indiana Soybean Association
  47. 47. 2016 Project Goals • Inform producers of their environmental performance baseline and improvement opportunities • Participants implement additional recommended priority conservation practices for nutrient use efficiency on their farms • Big Pine Creek project partners and participating producers use the Fieldprint Calculator to influence and prioritize on-farm conservation and efficiency decisions • Producers pursue continuous improvement toward sustainability metrics at a watershed scale
  48. 48. 2016 Project Summary • Kick-off meeting with additional material • Entered 19 producers • Held 18 CCA meetings, focusing on general conservation themes • Hosted aggregated data meeting, encouraging local collaboration
  49. 49. 2016 Project Challenges • Finding willing participants • Explaining the Field to Market concept • Time commitment • Explaining specific metrics • Comfort level being observed • Additional CCA meeting • Meeting attendance
  50. 50. 2016 Project Outcomes • Established relationships • Gained knowledge of sustainable practices • Brought awareness of producer’s “Fieldprint” and operational efficiency • Connected cost-share opportunities and necessary resources with producers • Became a training tool for knowledge of agronomic practices
  51. 51. 2017 Project Objectives • Host a kick-off meeting • Enter ten producers (Tate and Lyle customers) into the Fieldprint Calculator • Develop a conservation plan for each producer • Host an aggregated data meeting
  52. 52. 2017 Project Goals • Build on existing producer relationships • Focus on individualized conservation plans • Connect more producers to cost-share programs available • Continue to build the capacity of the Big Pine Creek Watershed Project
  53. 53. 2017 Project Summary • Informal Kick-off meeting • Entered data for 12 producers and consecutively produced an individualized conservation plan • Hosted an aggregated data meeting tailored to the economics of the Fieldprint Calculator metrics
  54. 54. 2017 Project Outcomes
  55. 55. 2018 Project Water Quality Quantitative Pilot Objectives • Enroll 10 producers collecting data from the same field for 2015, 2016, and 2017 • Meet with Field to Market staff to provide feedback Goals • Assess the feasibility of a metric update
  56. 56. Fieldprint Calculator Project Benefits • Building relationships with producers • Connecting District cost-share programs and resources • Bringing awareness to sustainable metrics within agricultural systems • Building knowledge of conservation practices • Farmer Recognition • Staff training • Resource to larger connections and opportunities • Build District capacity with additional funds
  57. 57. Truterra Insights Engine Pilot with Ceres Solutions & Tate and Lyle Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  58. 58. AgriPulse Open Mic Podcast Tina May; Land O Lakes Senior Director of Sustainability • https://www.agri-pulse.com/media/podcasts/85-agri-pulse-open-mic-interview/play/9942-tina-may-senior-director-of-sustainability-at-land-o-lakes?utm_source=Agri- Pulse+Daily+Harvest+2018&utm_campaign=cc29b4954d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_04_29_09_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6978e27d37-cc29b4954d-48785941 • 1:06 – 2:23 Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  59. 59. Sustainability is a journey, not a destination.
  60. 60. TruTerra Insights Engine Customer Info
  61. 61. TruTerra Insights Engine – Customer Info
  62. 62. Coca Cola Project Results Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  63. 63. Project Purpose and Design • Coca Cola REPLENISH and Sustainable Sourcing Initiatives By 2020, safely return to communities and nature an amount of water equal to what we use in our finished beverages. We commit by 2025 to certify 100% of key agricultural ingredients against our Sustainable Agricultural Guiding Principles. • Coca Cola sources high fructose corn syrup used in Coca Cola from two Tate and Lyle plants in Lafayette, IN with a millshed that includes the Big Pine Creek Watershed Project Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  64. 64. Cumulative Results 2016 2017 2018 Number of Participating Farmers 5 12 7 Cover Crop Acres Established 1,000 ac. 1,700 ac. 1000 ac. Crop Rotation (All Participants) Corn/Soybean Corn/Soybean Corn/Soybean Cover Crop Species (All Participants) Cereal Rye Cereal Rye, Oats, Rape, Radish, Clover Cereal Rye, Oats/Radish Total Project Cost $40,000 $42,500 $7000* Coca-Cola Contribution 100% 100% 0% Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  65. 65. Outcomes and Impact Total Benefit Sediment Yield Reduction Year Units 2016 1,539 MT 2017 4,604 MT 2018 1,763 MT Total Benefit Decrease in Runoff Year Units 2016 383 ML 2017 1,019 ML 2018 1,019 ML Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain • Limnotech is the third party hired by Coca Cola to quantify impact for their initiatives. Limnotech calculations provide annual outcomes, but also project that benefit overtime in their reports.
  66. 66. Supply Chain Case Study Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  67. 67. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain Field to Market®: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
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  69. 69. 82 TRANSPARENCY IS NO LONGER OPTIONAL
  70. 70. 83 COLLABORATION IS ESSENTIAL
  71. 71. WE NEED TO TELL OUR STORY
  72. 72. |Uniting the Supply Chain to Deliver Sustainable Outcomes for Agriculture
  73. 73. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain • SCIENCE-BASED • OUTCOMES-BASED • TECHNOLOGY NEUTRAL
  74. 74. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain My goal every day is to make my land better than it was the year before, so it can be the heart of a healthy, profitable business for generations to come.” Dirk Rice 5th Generation Farmer, Philo, Illinois I think of sustainability as it applies to our farm and land as maintaining and protecting our natural resources.” Brandon Bauman 4th Generation Farmer, Stuttgart, Arkansas “ To me, sustainability means staying power over the long-term.” Justin Knopf 5th Generation Farmer, Gypsum, Kansas “
  75. 75. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain How We Define Sustainability Meeting the needs of the present while improving the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by: • Increasing productivity to meet future food, feed, fiber, and fuel demands • Improving the environment • Improving human health • Improving the social and economic well-being of agricultural communities
  76. 76. © James Jordan Continuous Improvement Accelerator
  77. 77. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain • Demonstrate use of the Fieldprint® Platform on the ground at the grower level and through the supply chain • Engage farmers across geographies, crops, and supply chains • Sponsors include grower organizations, supply chain companies, conservation organizations, university extension services, and NRCS Continuous Improvement Projects
  78. 78. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain Scaling Sustainable Solutions
  79. 79. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain • Sustainably source key agricultural ingredients by 2020. • Reduce the carbon footprint of "the drink in your hand” by 25 percent by 2020 against a 2010 baseline. • Replenish Goal: By 2020, safely return to nature and to communities an amount of water equal to what we use in our finished beverages and their production. • Encourage all suppliers to work continuously towards more sustainable practices and to uphold Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles.
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  81. 81. Field to Market, the Field to Market logo and Fieldprint are registered trademarks of Field to Market. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2019 Field to Market. All rights reserved. Thank You! For More Information or to Get Involved Contact: Lexi Clark at lclark@fieldtomarket.org Visit www.fieldtomarket.org
  82. 82. Table Discussion and Report Out (5 Minute Table Discussion, 15 Minute Report Out and Idea Sharing) • Who are the players on the input and output sides of ag production in your area that you could potentially cooperate with? What perceived barriers exist? What information or contacts do you need to overcome those barriers? • What research gaps do you and your farmers see? • How do we build capacity to facilitate these tools and initiatives? Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain
  83. 83. Lessons in Integration of Conservation from the Agriculture Supply Chain Presented By Partners of the Big Pine Creek Watershed Project Thank You for Learning with Us!

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