Featured Projects

Members of the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative jointly develop, fund, and implement a variety of innovative programs and pilot projects designed to test approaches that can accelerate new solutions.

Because soil properties differ according to climate, geology, topography, and land use and management history on a field, “healthy soil” can look different in different places. A multi-solution approach is needed, working on the ground in various local contexts across the shared Midwestern landscape. The Collaborative has a portfolio of projects with the potential for learning and replication across a range of contexts. All of the work that members do together serves a larger purpose—to demonstrate and share project successes, barriers encountered, and lessons learned to inspire action.

Project Map

Cover Crop Cost Share Program – Iowa

Active

A partnership between Unilever and PepsiCo, this program supports farmers in building the health of their soils while reducing nitrogen runoff. Through a partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa, these two Collaborative members are working to remove barriers to adoption through providing financial aid and technical support, while catalyzing scaled…

Full Supply Chain Collaboration – Nebraska

Active

In a partnership between Cargill and PepsiCo, farmers are provided with the data and economic analyses to demonstrate the economic opportunity of cover crop practice adoption, and Practical Farmers of Iowa provides producers with agronomic assistance and peer-to-peer networks. This project’s model leverages the value of supply chain partners by…

Precision Conservation Management – Illinois

Active

Collaborative members PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy have teamed up with Precision Conservation Management and Bunge to enroll growers in a program that provides an economic analysis of options for soil health interventions, peer-to-per networks, and access to cost share for first-time acres. This program’s results have revealed a strong grower…

Supporting U.S. Farmers

Active

In 2019, Kellogg and The Nature Conservancy launched the Supporting U.S. Farmers project to provide farmers with funds and technical assistance to improve their practices. Through this partnership, Collaborative members expect to provide hundreds of farmers with funds and technical assistance to implement conversation practices such as cover crops, conservation…

Supporting U.S. Farmers

Active

In 2019, Kellogg and The Nature Conservancy launched the Supporting U.S. Farmers project to provide farmers with funds and technical assistance to improve their practices. Through this partnership, Collaborative members expect to provide hundreds of farmers with funds and technical assistance to implement conversation practices such as cover crops, conservation…

Supporting U.S. Farmers

Active

In 2019, Kellogg and The Nature Conservancy launched the Supporting U.S. Farmers project to provide farmers with funds and technical assistance to improve their practices. Through this partnership, Collaborative members expect to provide hundreds of farmers with funds and technical assistance to implement conversation practices such as cover crops, conservation…

Supporting U.S. Farmers

Active

In 2019, Kellogg and The Nature Conservancy launched the Supporting U.S. Farmers project to provide farmers with funds and technical assistance to improve their practices. Through this partnership, Collaborative members expect to provide hundreds of farmers with funds and technical assistance to implement conversation practices such as cover crops, conservation…

Together We'll Go Further

The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative engages with a variety of partners, ranging from project implementers, technical advisors, and solutions developers to funders and thought leaders working on new policy and practices supporting systems change. If you see opportunities to align our work with yours, we’re eager to hear from you.