Our growers are committed to continuous improvement for success in the marketplace, as well as assurance for the future.
Farmers voluntarily participate in e3, but purposefully commit to improvement of their operations. First, cotton growers use the Fieldprint® Calculator, an online tool designed by Field to Market, the Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, to self-assess their operations. In addition, e3 growers agree to continuous improvement against the baseline from the calculator and to auditing of their self-reports for independent verification by Wakefield Inspections.
This assessment tool shows farmers the impact of farming practices on natural resources helps them operate more efficiently, and compares their individual farms with other local operations. Thus, farmers will identify “hotspot” situations where improvements can be made in various areas of sustainability and commit to advancements.
Additionally, e3 plans to facilitate future training and information sharing among committed growers to encourage and recognize sustainable improvement efforts on the farm.