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We Are Growing the
Regenerative Economy

Get Paid Up to $1,000 per Acre to Improve Your Farm Health

Chris Kummer, Heartland Chia, Photo contributed by Heartland Chia

Building Soil, Building Equity (BSBE):
Farmer Incentive Program

We’ve launched an innovative program to build soil health and expand conservation farming across Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Southern Ohio, and Northern Georgia with our USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant-funded Building Soil, Building Equity program.

Through our Farmer Fund, we provide $12 million in cash incentives and $6 million in training and marketing services, we will be able to incentivize over 400 producers with direct incentives up to $1,000/acre for adopting conservation farming and forestry practices.

As a BSBE farmer participant you will receive training in conservation farming, soil testing services, mentorship, peer support, and national, regional, and local media promotions.

Currently Closed


Northern Georgia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Southern Ohio



West Virginia

Why Should You Join

Accelerating Appalachia is passionate about building regenerative agricultural systems and resilient communities in Central/Southern Appalachia and the rural Southeast.

BSBE Participant Benefits Include:

Farmer Training From
Industry Leaders

Enjoy personalized training, guidance, and technical assistance provided at no cost to the farmer from The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

Cash Incentives

Receive cash incentives to reward your implementation, GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions offset, and continued participation in the BSBE program.

Networking Opportunities

Farmers enrolled in BSBE will be connected to industry experts, engage in knowledge sharing and tap into our network of buyers, processors, and distributors.

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