Ecosystem Markets

An Overview of Voluntary Carbon Markets for Illinois Farmers

ISAP compiled “An Overview of Voluntary Carbon Markets for Illinois Farmers” to assist farmers and farm advisors in their evaluation of multiple market opportunities available in Illinois. This update includes additional carbon market opportunities available to Illinois farmers, summaries of 15 different voluntary carbon markets, a glossary of key terms, and a list of relevant resources.

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Making Sense of Carbon Markets

A presentation introducing carbon markets by Jean Brokish, Deputy Director for American Farmland Trust; delivered as part of the Soil Health Stewards Program (April 2022).

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Conservation and Carbon Funding for Farmers

Watch a presentation discussing carbon and conservation funding for farmers by Megan Miller, Agronomic Program Manager at the Illinois Soybean Association; delivered as part of Soy Summit (March 2023).

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Carbon & Data Guidebook

Published by the Illinois Soybean Association, this resource can be used to help farmers gather and manage the data needed for ecosystem service market enrollment.

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ISAP’s Ecosystem Market Information Fact Sheet

ISAP’s Ecosystem Market Information fact sheet provides a brief overview of carbon and water quality credits, a list of planning resources to assist in evaluating market potential, and tabular overviews of ten different market and program opportunities.

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How to Grow and Sell Carbon Credits in US Agriculture

From Iowa State University Extension, this report compares the requirements to grow and sell carbon credits across 13 private voluntary agricultural programs in the United States.

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