Common Ground: Pheasants Forever Partners with The Climate Corporation for Digital Ag and Habitat Solutions

Pheasants Forever announced today a new collaboration with The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer and industry leader in digital agriculture, that will help farmers, landowners and others involved in agriculture and conservation in adopting a landscape strategy that values crop productivity, producer profitability and conservation. The overall goal of the combined effort is to harness the cutting-edge digital technologies and spatial science of The Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView™ platform with Pheasants Forever’s proven reputation of delivering voluntary, habitat-based solutions at the field and local level.
Pheasants Forever’s Precision Ag & Conservation Specialists will provide free technical service to users of the Climate FieldView platform who ‘opt in’ to identify farm-specific conservation options for marginal and underperforming areas.
“The Climate Corporation aims to help farmers maintain natural systems and resources by building and maintaining healthy soil, improving water quality, and promoting biodiversity including wildlife habitats,” said Sam Eathington, The Climate Corporation’s Chief Science Officer. “Our partnership with Pheasants Forever allows us to give farmers using FieldView™ tailor made and fiscally sustainable solutions for underperforming acres.”
The Pheasants Forever and Climate partnership is being launched in southwest North Dakota this spring, where Pheasants Forever encourages landowner participation in the creation or enhancement of wildlife habitat. Here in the heart of pheasant country, Emily Spolyar, Pheasants Forever Precision Agriculture and Conservation Specialist, will utilize Climate FieldView in meetings with local farmers. “Digital information drives decision making, and by analyzing every acre of their operations, farmers can make the best management decisions possible,” she said, “This leap forward in agriculture has been key in identifying areas for wildlife habitat development through local, state and federal conservation programs.” The partnership will expand into southeast North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa during summer 2019.
“With the insights of digital agriculture and the evaluation of each acre of a field for productivity and profitability, we’re in the midst of a paradigm shift in showcasing how conservation and production agriculture are mutually and economically beneficial,” said Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever’s President and CEO. Vincent adds that the technological advancements and resulting projects are redefining the notion of how modern agriculture contributes to sustainable landscapes.
For more information about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s precision conservation efforts, please contact Ryan Heiniger, Director of Agriculture, at (319) 768.8348 / Email.
About Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 740 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $867 million on 540,000 habitat projects benefiting 18 million acres nationwide.
Pictured: (From left to right) Gathering to celebrate the newfound partnership are Nick Ochs of Climate, Steven Ward of Climate, Rick Young of Pheasants Forever, Chris McLeland of Pheasants Forever, Howard Vincent of Pheasants Forever, Bradley Griggs of Climate, Frank Dohleman of Climate, Ryan Heiniger of Pheasants Forever, Tom Wehmeier of Climate and Scott Taylor of Pheasants Forever.