Carbon Pilot Program
Voluntary carbon market program to establish road map for Missouri farmers looking toward the future.
Missouri farmers looking to explore carbon markets have a new opportunity through a pilot project being launched in 2021. The Missouri-sponsored pilot comes as a result of a new partnership between Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, and MFA Incorporated. Within the pilot program, farmers have a low-risk opportunity to better understand the agricultural carbon and water quality market through voluntary participation, as well as through program results. The two-year pilot project begins with the 2021 growing season, and is slated to continue through 2022.
Farmers interested in learning more about the program, including potentially enrolling acres, should complete the form below. Submitting the form triggers an email to staff working on the pilot program.