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IN-RICHES is committed to connecting researchers, policymakers, and producers with resources that advance soil health in the Rocky Mountain West and beyond. 

Colorado Department of Agriculture's
STAR+ Program

IN-RICHES is a key partner for the Colorado STAR+ program. As part of STAR+, CDA works in partnership with Colorado’s conservation districts and other eligible entities to provide financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers across the state. Participants gain familiarity and expertise with new practices and an increased understanding of the environmental and economic outcomes associated with them. STAR+ also includes robust soil health, economic, and sociological research as well as peer-to-peer learning, engagement, and educational activities. 

 Saving Tomorrow's Agriculture Resources (STAR)

IN-RICHES is working with National STAR, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Ground Up Consulting, and others to bring STAR to the Rocky Mountain West and beyond.  STAR is an exciting initiative developed by farmers and soil and water conservation professionals that offers farm operators and landowners a simple, free, and confidential tool to evaluate their conservation land management practices. The goal of STAR is to encourage the continued adoption of conservation practices, and recognize farmers for their commitment to sustainability.

Rocky Mountain Region
In-Field Soil Health Assessment Guide

The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Region Soil Health In-Field Assessment Guide is to provide a standardized and comprehensive manual for conducting soil health assessments in the region. The manual aims to serve as a valuable resource for various stakeholders, extension agents, agronomists, and producers, who are actively engaged in improving soil health and sustainable land management practices.

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