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  • Sustainable
  • Measurable
  • Accountable
  • Transparent
  • Regenerative

The Vision

• Farmed Smart is widely accepted as the standard for regenerative ag certifications by producers, consumers, policymakers, and regulators.
• Certification will enable farmers to access premiums on commodity market values, eco-system benefits such as carbon marketing, and other regenerative based premiums.
• Certifications are available for regenerative practices in a multitude of agricultural sectors.
• The Program reaches each facet of the supply chain with a preference for using Farmed Smart certified products.
• Farmed Smart improves water quality, air quality, soil quality, as well as wildlife habitat through the implementation of the program on farms.

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The Road to Farmed Smart

The Farmed Smart Program was an effort by a group of PNW farmers, conservation leaders, university researchers, environmental advocates and regulators to develop a program that set a high standard for food and fiber production at the farm gate.

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The Farmers

There is a group of farmers that have chosen to use the Farmed Smart certification as their guiding principles on their farms. They are innovative, cutting edge operators with a desire to protect the natural resources they steward each day in an effort to produce the most nutritious food possible. They feel a responsibility to society to do their part in protecting the environment, producing quality food, and making a difference for their families.

Get InvolveD

As a consumer, you have the power to help change agriculture forever. You vote for the quality of your food and the safety of our natural resources each day with your hard earned dollars. Become a member of the Farmed Smart movement today!

The Farmed Smart Advantage

Farmed Smart is a “Boots on the ground” third party verifier of regenerative agriculture food production systems. The Farmed Smart certification process puts highly trained agriculture professionals on the farm to verify the use of sustainable, regenerative production practices and is approved by state environmental regulators. Our label ensures your food is grown in a responsible way, that honors the integrity of the environment.

meet the team

Ty Meyer | Program Manager

Ty is the Production Ag Manager for the Spokane Conservation District and is the Program Manager and lead contact for the Farmed Smart Certification program.

Joni Kindwall-Moore | Brand Partnership Manager

Joni is the Brand Partnership Manager for the Farmed Smart Certification Program focusing on the development of consumer marketing, outreach, and partnership development.

Farmed Smart Planning Committee

The Farmed Smart Planning Committee is actively engaged in the marketing and promotion of the program. The Committee consists of:​
• Dr. Jill Clapperton
• Dick Wittman
• Noah Williams
• Devin Moon
• Don Wysocki
• Ty Meyer
• Kim Brunson
• Douglas Poole
• Pat Purdy
• Tom Conklin

Farmed Smart Criteria Development & Review Committee

The Farmed Smart Criteria and Development and Review Committee is continually working to develop new regenerative criteria in multiple sectors of agriculture. The committee is also responsible for the timely review of existing criteria and any changes or updates required on an annual basis. The Committee consists of:​
• Dr. Jill Clapperton
• Noah Williams
• Ty Meyer
• Kim Brunson
• Tom Conklin
• Keith Morter
• Tami Stubbs
• Chad Atkins
• Amanda Richardson

The Farmed Smart History

The Farmed Smart program is the product of a group of progressive thinkers in the Pacific Northwest that included farmers, conservation leaders, university researchers, environmental interests and regulators. Each member of the initial team had a desire to find a way for the most innovative and environmentally sound producers to differentiate themselves from other farms that had chosen not to use conservation farming practices.

The project team worked for 2 years developing a set of dry land agriculture criteria that follow the spirit of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service practice standards, but put a suite of practices in place at one time to ensure whole farm adoption. Setting a high standard of regenerative agriculture practices on each farm was the goal in an effort to provide transparency to the consumer and end user of their food production practices.

Follow the timeline below to see the progress that’s been made.

TIMELINE OF PROGRESS

Criteria development

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The Audit Process

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Environmental Stewardship

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Let's talk! contact us here

4422 E. 8th Ave
Spokane, WA. 99212
FarmedSmart@SpokaneCD.org
Tel: 509-535-7274

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