Cattle grazing in Colorado

Colorado STAR Plus Soil Health Program

The application period closes April 3, 2023.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is accepting applications from Colorado’s conservation districts and other eligible entities interested in administering STAR Plus grant funding to agricultural producers who expand or introduce soil health practices in their operations. In addition to conservation districts, eligible entities include nonprofit or cooperative organizations, Tribes, grower associations, and research institutions. CDA is seeking applications from organizations that regularly work with a network of producers and are familiar with healthy soil and climate-smart agricultural practices. Selected applicants will receive $20,000 to enroll and support up to 10 producers in the STAR Plus Program, and $2,000 per participant per year for ongoing capacity support over the four years of the grant.