Soil for Water Network

The Team

The Soil for Water Network is a growing community of land managers who are raising commercial livestock, trying regenerative practices, monitoring changes in our soils and vegetation, and learning together how to improve soil health so that it will catch and hold more water. Soil for Water is run by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (www.ncat.org), a national non-profit organization.

We believe in

Membership is free and open to any land manager who is

  • Involved in commercial livestock agriculture in the states of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia.*
  • Interested in trying (or continuing) regenerative land management practices.
  • Committed to monitoring changes in their soils and vegetation over a period of many years.
  • Willing to share their results and stories with other members of the network.**

What you get as a member

  • Access to a peer-to-peer learning community.
  • Facilitated connection to like-minded producers nationally, and in your region as the network grows.
  • Discounted soil testing at Regen Ag Lab, LLC and resources for interpreting the results.
  • Free help setting up a convenient on-farm “safe-to-fail” trial and monitoring program.
  • Regular updates, news, and invitations to workshops, field days, pasture walks, and virtual network meetings/roundtables.
  • PastureMap grazing software app accounts for $99 per year.
  • Greater confidence in whether your land is healthy, and whether it’s getting better or worse.
  • Hopefully, more water stored in your soil!

How do I apply?

Click the button below to fill out a brief application form (takes 10 minutes). After confirming that you meet the membership criteria we’ll send a confirmation e-mail welcoming you to the network and providing some more details. We’ll also add you to the network listserv and/or network map so you can begin communicating with other members. Network members can choose to participate in one or both of these in the network application. The Soil for Water network map is password protected, visible only to other network members, and shows your location by zip code. By opting to be on the map, network members can find one another and communicate via email**. You can opt out of either of these at any time by unsubscribing from the listserv or emailing soilforwater@ncat.org to be removed from the map.

APPLY TO JOIN

Not a livestock producer? Not a problem. Sign up for our mailing list, and we’ll keep you informed about project news and events. Contact karak@ncat.org with any questions.

* Sorry, we are unable to accommodate crop farmers, home gardeners, or non-agricultural land managers at this time. We hope to expand our network to other types of producers and additional states in the near future. Please join our Soil for Water mailing list to be informed of news, events, and opportunities.

** We respect your need for privacy and confidentiality. No personal, identifiable data is ever shared without your permission. Privacy statement available on request.