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Soil Health Program Participation

Partnership with Conservation Districts and Grower Groups

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The Colorado Soil Health Program works in partnership with Colorado’s Conservation Districts (CDs) and Grower Groups to provide financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers across the state. Participants gain expertise with new practices and an increased understanding of the environmental and economic outcomes associated with them.

In 2024, there are 32 Conservation Districts and 10 Grower Groups. These CDs and Grower Groups received capacity support to provide producers with technical assistance, guidance in filling out STAR field assessment forms, and assistance collecting a soil sample for a free soil health test. CDs and Grower Groups will promote, implement and administer the program to their producers including distributing incentive payments to participating producers for implementing soil health practices on a field of their choice; matched with an equal investment from the producer themselves.

Participating Conservation Districts & Grower Groups

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  • The Alliance Center
  • The Audubon Society
  • Baca County CD
  • Bent County CD
  • Bookcliff CD
  • Boulder Valley CD
  • Burlington CD
  • Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
  • Center CD
  • Cheyenne CD
  • Colorado Cattlemen's Land Trust
  • Colorado Corn
  • Colorado First CD
  • Cope CD

  • Deer Trail CD
  • Delta CD
  • Dolores Water CD
  • Eagle County CD
  • East Otero CD
  • Haxtun CD
  • High Desert CD
  • Fort Collins CD
  • Longmont CD
  • Mancos CD
  • Mesa CD
  • Mosca-Hooper CD
  • Northeast Prowers CD
  • Prairie CD

  • Rio Grande CD
  • Routt County CD
  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
  • Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association
  • Sedgwick County CD
  • Shavano CD
  • Southeast Weld CD
  • Spanish Peaks Purgatoire River CD
  • Upper Arkansas Soil CD
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Farm & Ranch Enterprise
  • West Otero Timpas CD
  • White River CD
  • Yuma County CD
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How to Enroll as a Conservation District for Grower Group

The Colorado Soil Health Program is open to all conservation districts in “good standing”. The Colorado Soil Health Program facilitates capacity building by providing matching state funds towards the cost of these projects and activities within each district. The program leverages the dollars provided by the producer to increase the capacity of soil health practices on the farm/ranch. The Colorado Department of Agriculture hopes to offer this programming to more conservation districts as funding becomes available. Interested districts should contact CSHP.

How to Enroll as a Producer

To enroll in the Colorado Soil Health Program, please contact your local conservation district, one of the eligible entities listed above, or contact CSHP.