Happy Earth Day from the Good Agriculture team! Every day is Earth Day for farmers and everyone working in agriculture, but it's a great reminder for everyone else how much work goes into taking care of our planet while feeding the world.

This Earth day, we’re celebrating our farmers. We’re giving our farmers 20% off our affordable one-time services. This is for farmers who simply need a hand on a business project during this busy growing season. We understand the challenges our farmers face, and our goal is to provide flexible solutions to support you all year (but especially for Earth Day). 

Earth Day is a great marketing opportunity

Your farm is thriving, but your customers may have forgotten about you over the winter. Earth Day is a great opportunity to reconnect with customers, especially for sharing “good for the earth” messages. Are you selling local? Are you organic? Have you adopted conservation practices or have wildflowers growing on your farm? Your current and potential future customers would love to know about it!   Here are some ideas for Earth Day marketing:
  • Update your website with an “About Us” that shares your farming practices and any certifications you have
  • Share photos on social media of blooming plants, newborn animals, and other signs of spring
  • Send an email newsletter campaign to your customers letting them know when produce will be ready and where they can buy
  • Write an article about your sustainable practices and reach out to local media to see if they can re-publish it or feature your farm
  • Host an event on your farm to educate your community on taking care of the earth
  • Promote an “Earth Day Special” (like we’re doing!) through free and paid channels
  • Share a simple “Happy Earth Day” message on socials and encourage customers to make more eco-friendly choices
Need help implementing any of these? We offer one-time marketing services like website updates, social media campaigns, and article-writing to help you take advantage of the holiday without losing any time on the farm!

Sustainability initiatives require crunching the numbers, too
Let’s say you’re considering going organic or trying pasture-raised poultry. You might be excited about the environmental impact, but you’re unsure about the financial impacts it’ll have on the farm—and your wallet. Here are some aspects to consider:
  • Organic/sustainability products can usually get a price premium – but who’s going to buy this product? How hard is it going to be to enter that market?
  • What price do you need to get to make a healthy profit margin? What price do you need to get to break even? Do those reflect the market prices today?
  • Are you going to need a certification? There’s costs to those (certification costs, costs to make infrastructure updates) including the cost of your time! Are they worth it?
  • What start-up costs will you have and how long will it take to pay back those start-up costs? If you need a loan to get started, how much will the loan cost in interest?
  • What scale do you need to reach for the initiative to breakeven? Can you reach that scale with your current resources, or do you need additional infrastructure, labor, or equipment to reach it? What are the costs of those investments?
  •  What are the expected yield impacts on making a transition or getting through a learning curve? If the first few years don’t go as expected, can you financially survive it?
  • How excited am I to do this? Is this where I want to spend my energy?

Our financial management service includes a business case study tailored to your farm. We run scenarios, analyze financial data, and provide insights to help you make informed decisions about your farm business. And the projections will help you get a loan or grant if needed!

There’s lots of grant funding for conservation

Most of the $11B+ in grant, cost-share, and ecosystem credit funding available to farmers in the United States is tied somehow to conservation. Here are some of the biggest programs available for farmers:

  • EQIP and CSP: these NRCS programs are cost shares for farmers to implement (EQIP) and maintain (CSP) conservation practices like rotational grazing, precision irrigation, and cover cropping. Each state has its own deadlines and priority practices, so contact your local agent or sign up for our Grant Notification Service to learn what’s happening in your state
  • SARE and CIG: these programs fund on-farm research projects and prioritize conservation research. Got an idea to reduce chemical use, increase biodiversity, or improve soil health? Definitely apply to these!
  • State and local initiatives: many big grant programs like the Climate Smart Commodities to get administered at the state and local level. Check out local experts like your conservation district to learn about these opportunities (our Grant Notification Service also has these)
  • Ecosystem Service credits: these reward farmers with payments for conservation practices. The most common type is a carbon credit, which pays farmers for increasing their soil carbon levels. There are lots of different brokers and projects that offer these. This is still a new market; there’s not a lot of regulation yet, and a lot of uncertainty around future prices, but can be a great way to bring in more farm revenue.


And if you need help, we help you both find and apply to this funding. Our grants service helps farmers find all these funding opportunities. Whether it’s grants for a research idea, cost-share programs for conservation initiatives, specialty crop block grant program, value-added producer grants, or marketing initiatives, we guide you through the process of accessing available funding sources.


If you haven’t already, take our FREE grants survey to see what you’re eligible for. And if you’re looking to get tailored notifications for any an eligible grant is open, sign up for our Grant Notification Service. We are offering it for $1/mo. (for life!) if you sign up before April 30.

To celebrate Earth Day and support farmers like you, we’re offering a 20% discount on our one-time financial management service, three marketing one-time service options, or our one-time grants service if you sign up by April 30th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your farm’s business operations and profitability.


Trust us to be your partner in navigating the complexities of modern agriculture, one-time project at a time.

Happy Earth Day from Good Agriculture!

Ready to take your farm to the next level? 

Sign your agreement by April 30, and you’ll get 20% off a one-time service.

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