Cover Crop Business Accelerator Program

Cover Crop Business Accelerator Program

***This program is full for 2023. Sign up for our monthly newsletter The Practical Cover Cropper for announcements about when the program will open in 2024!

The Cover Crop Business Accelerator (CCBA) program supports new and emerging cover crop seed and application businesses, poising them for growth and long-term sustainability.

The CCBA program is offering the following elements in 2023:

– Individualized business growth consulting – $10,000 value

– Capital investment payment – 10% of a business purchase, up to $5,000

  • Examples include drills, seed cleaners, seed tenders, building infrastructure
  • Payment may also be used to cover the costs of graphic designers or other business investments

– Seed production and custom seeding incentive payments

  • $3 per acre for custom-seeded acres in the fall of 2023, guaranteed up to $5,000
  • $20 per acres for cover crop seed acres harvested, guaranteed up to $2,000

PFI is only accepting 15 businesses for this program in 2023. Program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be offering this program again in 2024.


Contact Sarah Carlson by emailing or call the PFI office at 515-232-5661


Funding for this project is made possible by the the Walton Family Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. represents the philanthropic efforts of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. By focusing where the business has unique strengths, works to tackle key social and environmental issues and collaborate with others to spark long-lasting systemic change.

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