Chart Your Course Towards Sustainability


Carbon credits, carbon programs, and reducing emissions are popular conversations in the media. This is due to large companies making claims of wanting to reduce their emissions, or to be "carbon neutral", in the future.

It can be difficult to choose a starting point to make this transition with a lack of standardization across several programs on the market and with varying prices for carbon credits.

The GO Effect team works alongside of you as a grower to decide if adopting the current qualifying practices is a good fit for your operation agronomically and financially.


Frequently Asked Carbon Questions

Why is The Equity working in this space?

Growers are in a prime position to reap the benefits of companies working to reduce their emissions. We understand that it can be difficult to find clear guidance to success in the carbon space. GO Effect is a resource center for agriculture sustainability. 

What is a carbon credit?

One carbon credit is equivalent to 1 ton equivalent of CO2 put into the soil through varying practices.

What makes a carbon credit valuable?

Not all carbon credits are created equal. The rigor and level of intensity required to verify a carbon credit directly correlates to its value. Just like that of corn, higher quality carbon credits fetch a premium.

What are qualifying types of practice changes?

- Adding cover crops: for the first time, extending the duration, or by diversifying your mix of cover crops

- Diversifying your crop rotation

- Reducing or eliminating tillage

- Improving nitrogen timing

How can I get paid for my carbon sustainability efforts?

Each farming operation is different and producing carbon credits is not a one size fits all situation. We suggest looking into additional practice changes to determine if there are other ways to product carbon credits. 


Advancing Soil   Carbon Science

Our partner, Indigo Ag, works to not only educate you, but pick the best options of sustainability practices for your farming operation using soil carbon science.

How Carbon Farming Reduces Risk

Carbon farming works to optimize crop yields, protect again extreme weather, and preserve farming success and profitability in the future. 

When Do I Terminate Cover Crops?

Cover crop termination is dependent on many factors. The GO Effect team is here to help you through the process. Read more from Indigo Ag in the link below.

Planter Attachments and No Till Success

Many changes in thinking are needed around no-till fields, planters, and drills to maintain sustainability in your farm's operation.