The Cool Farm Tool quantifies on-farm greenhouse gas emissions
and soil carbon sequestration
Demonstrate good practice
Farmers manage for cost, productivity and soil health. The Cool Farm Tool can show how these management decisions sequester carbon or reduce greenhouse gas emissions – an issue customers care about.
Quick and easy
It takes just 10-15 minutes to get a rough estimate, and the calculations are based on information you will have on hand or easily accessible.
The Cool Farm Tool isn’t just a calculator. It stimulates thinking about management, by showing hotspots and helping to develop action plans.
Results tailored to your field
Reducing tillage and adding cover crops can reduce and offset problem emissions while building soil health. But each farm and field responds differently. The Cool Farm Tool allows farmers to find out how their fields respond to the management options of interest.
Encourage good agriculture practice
With an interactive interface designed to be simple to use, but scientifically robust in the complex arena of carbon accounting, the Cool Farm Tool encourages, motivates and rewards good agricultural practice.
Tested and Adopted
The Cool Farm Tool has been tested and adopted by a range of multinational companies who are working with their suppliers to measure, manage, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the effort to mitigate global climate change.
Crop Data Requirements
Livestock Data Requirements
Enter data and then modify entries to see how much of a difference available changes will make on your farm. Download the complete data requirements for crops here.
Complete annotated downloadable data requirements for livestock coming soon.
Start using the Cool Farm Tool to measure carbon:Create an account
1 – General
2 – Growing area
3 – Field treatment
4 – Management
5 – Energy
6 – Transport
Thank you for developing such a highly functional and helpful tool for farmers around the world.Wisconsin potato farmer