Understanding and Communicating Sustainable Agriculture
The Calculator is a free and confidential tool developed for corn, cotton, rice, wheat, potatoes and soybean growers. It allows growers to better understand and communicate how management choices affect overall sustainability performance and operational efficiency.
The Calculator estimates field level performance on the following sustainability indicators:
- Land Use
- Soil Carbon
- Irrigation Water Use
- Water Quality
- Energy Use
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Management information entered into the tool are analyzed and transformed into a "Fieldprint", which graphically represents the farmer's unique operation. It helps farmers visualize and assess how efficiencies and environmental impacts fluctuate based on various management decisions. Farmers can also compare their performance against local, state and national averages developed using publically available data.
Powerful tool, simple to use
The Fieldprint Calculator is simple to use, though the technology behind it is very complex. The Calculator uses datasets and methodologies developed by multiple sources, including the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Calculate your unique "Fieldprint" today and identify opportunities for a more sustainable tomorrow. Detailed directions are available